Liverpool boss Rodgers: I've known about Coutinho since he was 15

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admits he's been following Philippe Coutinho since he was 15 years of age. The Brazilian scored on his home debut for Liverpool in victory over Swansea City.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admits he's been following Philippe Coutinho since he was 15 years of age.

The Brazilian scored on his home debut for Liverpool in victory over Swansea City.

Rodgers told talkSPORT: "He's a very, very good young player. I saw him when he was 15 for Brazil and tracked his career since that.

"He went to Inter Milan and they bought him when he was 16, but went there at 18 and did very well getting into their team. He was a player I really liked and we're very fortunate to get him. He's only 20, but he's got wonderful technique and great power for a young player - you saw his shot yesterday. I think people were surprised because of how slight he is, but his technique is terrific and the power of the shot saw it end up go in. He's a very, very gifted player."

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