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Gerrard outlines the path to optimizing Coutinho

12 Feb 2022 | 16:47 | Football

 The captain of the Villa Park team believes that the Brazilian fuse can be even stronger and stronger.

Philippe Coutinho returns to training

Philippe Coutinho is making a strong impression since his return to the Premier League. In an interview with the media quoted by Euro, Aston Villa coach Steven Gerrard praised his former Liverpool team-mate: “Phil (Coutinho) wanted to return to the Premier League and we gave it to him. Everything you need to get on the stage.

The good thing about Phil is that he is extremely humble, calm and keeps his feet on the ground. If you talk to Phil every day, you won’t think of a world-class star in front of you. Phil is simply a wonderful human being.”

ASTON VILLA BOSS STEVEN GERRARD SAYS PHILIPPE COUTINHO WAS 'DESPERATE' TO COME BACK TO THE PREMIER LEAGUE - Bóng Đá

 The winter rookie contributed 2 goals and 2 assists to the new club in the last 3 Premier League matches.

“As a player, Phil’s main strength is his vision. Watching him play is lively and his technical quality is also at a high level. I don’t think I need to talk more about Phil in the role. You just have to watch him play and admire the level of performance.

The key thing we are working on is improving the physical aspect of Phil . He can get fit and stronger when he attends more training sessions and matches. Looking at Phil’s performance, you can see he’s getting back in shape.”