Philippe Coutinho Loving Life with Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge at Liverpool

Nick Akerman@NakermanFeatured ColumnistNovember 12, 2013

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17:  Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool is congratulated by Iago Aspas,Lucas,Philuppe Coutinho and Kolo Toure after scoring the first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Stoke City at Anfield on August 17, 2013 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Philippe Coutinho is extremely happy to be operating alongside Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge at Liverpool, hailing the pair as "incredible" in a recent interview.

The so-called "SAS" have an even split of 16 Premier League goals between them this season and join Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero at the top of the division’s goalscoring chart, per BBC Sport.

Coutinho is thrilled to share the same pitch as the exciting duo and is highly positive toward the rest of Liverpool's team, per the club's official website:

It's incredible. As I've said before they're great players. They're always on the move and scoring goals and I'm very happy to play with them.

They make our work moving forward easier because they're always looking for space, and it's easier to pass them the ball.

But it's not just them in the team, there are other great players and I'm very happy to be part of the group. It's an excellent team.

The Brazilian maestro recently made his first start since September for Brendan Rodgers’ side, as reported by Graeme Yorke of the Daily Mail Online.

Having overcome an irritating shoulder injury, the playmaker is expected to significantly aid Suarez and Sturridge’s quest for goals by pulling the strings behind them.

Coutinho’s lack of fitness has forced a stuttered run of appearances this season.

The improving individual has played six games and has yet to score or assist, per WhoScored, but he is likely to provide a creative spark when he puts together a run of games.

He notched three goals and five assists last term after arriving from Inter Milan in January, via ESPN FC.

The player’s intelligence on the ball, darting agility and vision ensure he is always capable of doing something a little bit different and special, much like the two players he speaks so highly of.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard also praised the Premier League’s deadliest strike force, reported by Dominic King of the Daily Mail Online:

It’s a dream, an absolute dream [to play with them].

I have always played with one top forward through my career here. Now there are two main men and it is great.

I will be honest and say that at the start, I wasn’t sure whether it would work. But it has clicked without much work in training. I’m excited as I think it can get better.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 31:  Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard (l) celebrates after scoring the second Liverpool goal with Philippe Coutinho during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park on March 31, 2013 in B

Rodgers' team is currently two points behind Arsenal at the top of the Premier League and recently lost 2-0 to the Gunners during Coutinho's return.

He showed glimpses of what he can do at the Emirates and threatened to carve out numerous opportunities, but Liverpool couldn't recover from goals scored by Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey.

With Coutinho back in the side, Suarez and Sturridge firing on all cylinders and the Reds playing confident football under Rodgers, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the squad mount a significant challenge for a place in the top four.

The team continues to improve, signalling a bright future under the Northern Irish manager.