Coutinho Speaks On Captaining Liverpool

By Ikenga Chronicles December 7, 2017

Coutinho Speaks On Captaining Liverpool

Liverpool playmaker, Philippe Coutinho has spoken on the captain’s armband handed to him by the coach.The Brazilian described the feeling as special after taking over from Jordan Henderson who watched the match from the bench as Liverpool humiliated their Russian visitors, Spartak Moscow on Wednesday.

The Reds defeated Spartak Moscow by 7-0, with Coutinho scoring a hat-trick for his side, making it his first ever hat-trick for Liverpool.

“It was a very special night. I was very happy with my goals and the performance,” Coutinho told

“It was special to be captain – I think it was my first time here.

“We can face some big teams in the next round, but we’ll see who we’re drawn against.”

Sadio Mane bagged a brace, while Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah were also on target in the demolition as Liverpool won Group E, three points ahead of Sevilla.

But Coutinho was the name on everyone’s lips post-match, including team mate Emre Can.

“It was a brilliant performance. It was important to score early, but we did very well after that,” Can said.

“Philippe Coutinho was outstanding. He’s such an important player for us, but all our attackers did well tonight.”