Coutinho says he learned plenty from the Spaniard during the short time together.
He told the Daily Star Sunday: "Rafa taught me quite a lot, especially in relation to the European way of playing football.
"In Brazil, if you play the position I do, you are not expected to track back or defend.
"When I went to Inter and worked with him, he changed that straight away. I was encouraged to get right back and be a part of the team defending itself.
"Now that will help to adapt for the loss of Steven Gerrard who is out for a month.
"I will do my best to represent Liverpool until he comes back from injury."
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