Liverpool’s Christmas crackers

Philippe Coutinho vs Arsenal (August 14)

It was the opening day of the season, away at Arsenal, and when you need someone to step up and get your side off to the perfect start, it’s massive to have someone like Philippe Coutinho in your ranks.

The Brazilian international has been excellent for the Reds since he arrived at Anfield in 2013, and began this season in scintillating form by netting against the Gunners.

Klopp’s men were a goal down and looked set to go in at half time behind, yet Coutinho stepped up to curl home a brilliant free-kick from 35 yards in the first minute of stoppage time.

It helped inspire the visitors in the second half, as they completed a stunning 4-3 win at the Emirates, with Coutinho netting again in the second period alongside strikes from Adam Lallana and Sadio Mane.

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