Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has insisted that Philippe Coutinho needs to deliver a big performance away from home.
Coutinho has produced against the likes of Man City and Arsenal at Anfield, but Carragher feels as though the Brazilian star needs a stand-out display against one of the big teams on the road to be considered the club’s main protagonist.
“Probably the next step for Philippe Coutinho is to put in a few performances especially away from home against the really big teams,” Carragher said in his Sky Sports column.
“I think he’s good at home especially the last couple of years against Man City, you think of the wonder goals he’s scored in those games, he scored against Arsenal at home last season as well, but I think the next step for Coutinho is to start really producing in really big away games.”
The Reds fan favourite insisted that he believes Coutinho is in fact Liverpool’s best player at the moment, but he wants to see more from the talented star.
The 23-year-old was the game-winner away to Stoke on the opening day of the season, but Liverpool head to the Emirates on Monday night for their first real big test of the campaign.
It is these type of games that Carragher wants to see Coutinho stand out from the rest, and it remains to be seen if the former Inter ace delivers.