The Reds No10 was outstanding on the night.
"Coutinho is the brain in our team, the continuity player," Rodgers told liverpoolfc.com. "He might not score many goals, but he's a wonderful reference for the team.
"He is the one that gets the team ticking, gets the movement in front of the ball. He goes and gets on the ball. He's a fantastic talent for such a young player and he's still gaining his fitness.
"He makes the crowd get off their seat. For someone so small, he's very tough and robust. He's a wonderful technician that has a great idea, tactically, of the game."
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