Liverpool’s 22-year-old in-form Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho wants to become an Anfield icon along with the likes of Steven Gerrard and Kenny Dalglish, according to the Express.
The midfielder has scored 12 goals in his 70 appearances for the Reds and has impressed hugely recently, making a name for himself with long ranged curlers and dominant displays in the middle of the park.
The youngster has eyed international glory with his country, but has also set his sights on winning titles and trophies at Anfield.
He said, “I want to be part of the Brazilian national team, to be playing, to be a great player and win titles, this is the most important thing. It’s what makes you become an idol in the club. This is what marks the club. I have this ambition, this goal of participating and winning titles.”
Coutinho acknowledged his need for more goals for his club side recently and revealed he felt welcomed when he joined back in 2013, thanking his fellow players.
“When I arrived here all players welcomed me really well,” he said.
He continued, “The city too, the people here are very cheerful, sympathetic, everything helped me when I arrived.
“Lucas and his wife were always there to help us.
“At the time there were also Luis Suarez and Sebastian Coates, who spoke Spanish.”
The Brazilian has been a regular fixture at Anfield this season, playing in 33 games, scoring five goals and assisting four, helping his side mount a Champions League challenge and shoot up to fifth place in the Premier League since the turn of the year.