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.

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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