Coutinho proud to be wearing Liverpool No10 shirt

Liverpool January signing Philippe Coutinho is delighted with the way he's been welcomed at Anfield.

Liverpool January signing Philippe Coutinho is delighted with the way he's been welcomed at Anfield.

He has been given the No 10 shirt at Anfield — the most iconic of all in Brazil. And with the World Cup in his home country next summer, he is determined to live up to the billing.

He admitted: “In Brazil, the player who wears No 10 constructs the attacks. That is what I will try to do here.

“But it doesn’t give me added pressure. The pressure I have is to play well and do my best for the team.

“Of course it is every player’s dream to play for their national team, particularly taking into account the World Cup finals will be there — it makes you even more determined.

“But I must first concentrate on Liverpool and, if I do well here, I will have a chance to play for the national team.

“I am well aware I am representing a huge club. Liverpool has huge players who are idols to many fans.

“I’m young and still learning, and when you decide to sign for a club like Liverpool, these are factors you consider. It is still a huge club all over the world.”

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