Liverpool's Coutinho: Manager demanding I improve defensive game

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has revealed how manager Brendan Rodgers is demanding he improve his defensive game. Coutinho communicates with Rodgers through Spanish.

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has revealed how manager Brendan Rodgers is demanding he improve his defensive game.

Coutinho communicates with Rodgers through Spanish.

He said: "He speaks to me in Spanish. He always asks me to help my team-mates by marking opposition players - he's always asking me to improve my marking! I'm quite shy, but having players like Steven Gerrard and Lucas making me feel welcome is a huge boost for me."

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