Brazilian forward tips Reds ace for the top.
Barcelona star Neymar has backed Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho to replace Luis Suarez as the best player in the Premier League, CaughtOffside reports.
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The Brazilian international, who has known Coutinho since they were teenagers, has spoken highly of his fellow countryman as a player and as a person.
“He can be the star player in England. This season I think everybody in England is seeing how talented he is – and I know he has a lot more to show,” Neymar said.
“We have been good friends since we were 16. Not only is he a fantastic player, he is a good guy to have in the dressing room, always positive and making jokes.
“I think since Luis joined us at Barcelona, Liverpool have not had that one player they can look to for that special moment.
“Couto can be that player for them I’m sure. When he has the ball at his feet, he can make things happen for himself and he can make things happen for other players. He is a very special player.”
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