Coutinho used to be connected with a transfer clear of Liverpool in the summertime, with Barcelona making 3 bids for him.
The Spanish giants noticed all their provides rebuffed by means of the Merseyside membership, regardless of the Brazilian handing in a switch request.
Former Reds striker Michael Owen says Coutinho won’t ever be prolific in entrance of function however says he makes up with it in different spaces.
“This little fella is a wizard,” Owen stated on BT Sport.
“I believe that is his favoured end, when he simply cuts inside of off that left-hand aspect onto his proper foot.
“He sells dummies, he’s were given nice imaginative and prescient, he can clearly rating plenty of targets.
“He’s not prolific, you’ll be able to’t see him scoring 20 a season let’s say.
“But he’ll chip in, he’ll get double figures, he’ll lend a hand as neatly.”
Manchester United legend Ferdinand disagreed and says for Philippe Coutinho to be well worth the switch charges being touted, he wishes to attain over 25 targets a season.
“If he is to elevate himself into that top-tier of player, he needs to be scoring more goals than he’s doing now,” Ferdinand stated of the Liverpool guy.
“If you’re going to move for £150-160million which is what they’re speaking about because the bundle, you are expecting him in that place, No 10, coming in from the left, to be getting 25-30 targets a season.
“That’s going to be the duty he’s going to must get to this season.”
Coutinho made it two targets for the season when he netted within the first part of Liverpool’s Champions League conflict at Spartak Moscow this night.