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Liverpool boss Rodgers delighted with Coutinho performance in Roma defeat

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was pleased with Philippe Coutinho's performance in their friendly defeat to AS Roma.

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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