Philippe Coutinho led the Reds to a much-needed Week 1 win, and it looks like he’ll be in Anfield full-time for the foreseeable future.
The Brazil first team squad has just been released with sevearl very notable absences from the depth chart, namely Liverpool hero Philippe Coutinho.
According to the Mirror, the Liverpool midfield star, who scored the game-winning goal in a road win over Stoke City last week, has been left off the team and replaced with Orlando City SC superstar Kaka over Dunga’s determination to find more balance on the team.
“We need experience, not just youngsters,” Dunga said, according to the Mirror.
Coutinho has made 11 caps for the Brazil national team since 2010 and recorded a goal for the team in a 2-0 win over Mexico back in June. The 23-year-old winger was also a member of Brazil’s ultimately fruitless 2015 Copa America squad.
Kaka joined Orlando City SC in the MLS last year and became the highest paid player in league history with a $7.2 million per year deal.