Brazil schemer will only get better as well, believes his fellow countryman.
Liverpool’s Brazil midfield player Lucas says that compatriot Philippe Coutinho still has much more to offer at Anfield, despite the youngster’s already impressive start to his life in the Premier League.
The 20-year-old playmaker only arrived on Merseyside in the recent January transfer window from Serie A giants Inter Milan for only £8.5 million.
However, in the intervening period the Brazil international has already become one of the most eye-catching performers in the top flight, with two goals and five assists to his name in just ten Premier League starts.
And his fellow countryman feels that as Coutinho plays more games in England and gets used to both the unfamiliar pace and power of the Premier League, then he will become even more influential, while man-of-the-match displays such as the one the midfield player turned in on Sunday as Liverpool thrashed Newcastle United 6-0 at St James’ Park will also become more common.
“Philippe is a young player but he has got a lot of experience because he spent two years in Italy and six months in Spain so he knows how things work in Europe,” Lucas told Liverpool’s website.
“Of course the Premier League is a different league but he has been fantastic for us since he came.
“For sure, he will only get better because he is very young and works very hard. We are just delighted that he came here and is having the chance to show his quality. That is maybe what he didn’t have in Italy with Inter.”