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Coutinho determined to ease Liverpool scoring burden

Philippe Coutinho insists he needs to score more goals for Liverpool.

The 21-year old Brazilian playmaker has netted just five times in 29 Premier League appearances since his £8.5million move from Inter Milan 12 months ago.

With a vast majority of the goalscoring burden falling to Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, Coutinho knows it has to be him who steps up and contributes more scoring efforts for the Anfield club.

"Sometimes my positioning is not the best and I need to improve that to score more goals," he told LFC TV.

"I want to continue improving and look forward to working harder - and harder on what I need to do to be considered a great player.

"It's a year that has gone very quickly and I am living in a very happy moment.

"I think I have improved with my positioning on the pitch because sometimes I play on the wings and other times in the middle.

"I have improved my knowledge a lot more and have worked harder on my finishing."

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Andrew Slevison
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