Why Philippe Coutinho Can Be Liverpool's New Version of Luis Suarez

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Why Philippe Coutinho Can Be Liverpool's New Version of Luis Suarez
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Liverpool completed their latest signing just a couple of days before the January transfer window closed, bringing in attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho from Italian Serie A side Inter Milan.

Coutinho became Liverpool's second January signing following the arrival of Daniel Sturridge earlier in the month, meaning Liverpool ended the month with three more options in the final third than they began it with—including Fabio Borini's return from long-term injury.

For the Brazilian starlet Coutinho, it will be a case of trying to fulfil the vast promise that he clearly has, part of which will be solved as and when manager Brendan Rodgers determines the best role for him.

It's far too early, of course, to determine how much of a success or otherwise that Coutinho might be at Liverpool, but there are a number of reasons to think he could have a significant impact on the team.

For the Reds, one of the most intriguing possibilities is to look at him as an almost mirror-image of Luis Suarez. Seeing the two of them confident, in form and playing in the same team is something to look forward to for fans of the club.

Here's why Coutinho could turn out to be a new version of Suarez for Liverpool.

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