Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino has been full of praise for Brazil team-mate Philippe Coutinho while on international duty with the Selecao.
The 29-year-old can’t speak highly enough of the Barcelona man who has enjoyed a bright start to the new season for club and country.
Coutinho has two assists and a goal in his first three La Liga outings and was also on target in Brazil’s 5-0 win over Bolivia in World Cup qualifying.
Here’s what Firmino’s had to say about the Barca man:
“He’s phenomenal. You simply can’t say that he’s not a magician. He has magical powers. He produces plays that don’t exist, that you couldn’t make up.
“ You always have to watch replays of his plays to understand what he’s done. He’s an unbelievable player.
“It was a pleasure to play with him at Liverpool, and it’s a pleasure to play with him for the Seleção. I’m a huge fan of his. He’s one of the very best players in the world.”
Source | FIFA
Coutinho, Firmino and Brazil are back in action later today when they take on Peru in World Cup qualifying.