Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was delighted with Philippe Coutinho's performance in victory at Wigan Athletic.

Before tiring in the second half, Coutinho's energy, movement and quality showed Liverpool fans there are reasons to believe in Rodgers' vision of a bright future.

The Liverpool boss said: "He was brought in because of his talent and humility. He is a young player with big experience and he is on the wavelength of the top players.

"He has fitted seamlessly into the scene because he is a wonderful technician and tactically very good. He is still not up to speed yet but you can see where he slots in.

"He is a player who can make the difference. He is clever with his passing and can make and score goals. You saw the pass for Luis' second goal was fantastic."