Liverpool legend Aldridge: Coutinho will add fresh scoring spark

Liverpool legend John Aldridge is delighted with Philippe Coutinho's return to action. Coutinho was back for defeat to Arsenal.

Liverpool legend John Aldridge is delighted with Philippe Coutinho's return to action.

Coutinho was back for defeat to Arsenal.

"The one real positive on Saturday was the sight of Philippe Coutinho back in a Liverpool shirt," Aldridge wrote in his Liverpool Echo column.

"The Brazilian showed some lovely touches when he came on in the second half. He's a creative influence with his amazing ability to pick a pass and he's also a goalscorer.

"The manager has to play a system which ensures we get the best out of Coutinho, Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge over the coming months.

"Whether he sticks with 3-4-1-2 and plays Coutinho just behind the front two in the centre, or changes to a flat back four and plays the Brazilian on the left hand side, I'm not sure.

"We can't always be relying on Suarez and Sturridge for goals and hopefully Coutinho's return will help to ease the burden on them.

"The bench did look strong on Saturday and that's a good sign that we're getting players back."

 
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