Brazil playmaker has been one of the Reds’ stand-out performers this year.
Liverpool head coach Brendan Rodgers believes that recent new arrival Philippe Coutinho could prove to be of the club’s best-ever signings, reports the Daily Telegraph.
The Brazil international was brought to Anfield from Serie A giants Inter Milan for just £8.5 million during the recent January transfer window after struggling to hold down a regular starting berth at San Siro due to a combination of poor form and a succession of niggling injuries.
However, in stark contrast the 20-year-old midfield player has been a huge success on Merseyside in just the short period of time he has played for the club.
The impish playmaker has found the back of the net on three occasions, while also contributing seven other assists to the team cause, in only 13 Premier League outings.
And Rodgers is hoping that Coutinho, who has been capped once by Brazil three years ago, will be able to continue his eye-catching form for the Reds when the new campaign kicks off in August.
“He’s a real find for us in terms of the price we have paid. Hopefully his value will be much greater than the cost in the coming years,” said Rodgers.
“When you bring somebody in during January, you hope they can make an impact. You are also looking at it as a six-month adaptation period before you get the best out of them from pre-season onwards.
“We are all pleasantly pleased and surprised by how well he has done. His numbers tell you the story in terms of goals and assists.”