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Philippe Coutinho has been backed to establish himself as a key man for both Liverpool and Brazil by legendary midfielder Kaka.
The 23-year-old last weekend against Stoke City added to his collection of memorable Reds goals with a sweetly-struck late winner, which ensured Brendan Rodgers’ team made a winning start to the new league season.
The playmaker’s teammates and manager have since showered him with praise, paying tribute to his growing influence at Anfield.
Former Ballon d’Or winner Kaka also has noticed Coutinho’s emergence as a Premier League star and is adamant he has the potential to lead both club and country to glory in the coming years.
“I have been a big admirer of Coutinho and he can be a very important player for Liverpool and Brazil,” he told The Mirror. “There will be a lot of expectation on him with Liverpool fighting to get back into…
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