One of the only Liverpool players that did not struggle in 2015, Philippe Coutinho will get the chance to continue to prove that he is among the elite in the world of football as he travels to Chile to take part in Copa America with Brazil this summer
Arguably the new face of Liverpool, Philippe Coutinho will get a chance to compete alongside some of the best footballers on the planet when he puts on the Brazil jersey this summer at Copa America. Coutinho has been the most important player for the Reds in 2015 and the opportunity to play for Brazil this summer will provide a unique opportunity for the player to bring his game to another level.
Surprisingly to some, Coutinho was named to Brazil’s Copa America squad, while Chelsea’s Oscar was left out due to injury. ESPN FC reports that Dunga stated “There is a lot of talk about Coutinho here in England because of what he is doing with Liverpool. I would like to see the Brazilian fans clamouring for him too.”
The opportunity to compete alongside some of the biggest names in the sport will give Coutinho a chance to continue his momentum from the club season into a solid international campaign with his country. Coutinho has struggled to perform at the international level with Brazil. However, recently acquired confidence could provide the magical midfielder with the boost he needs to perform well for his national team. After being named to the PFA Team of the Year, Coutinho has proven to himself that he deserves to be considered with the elite players in the sport.
Coutinho will share the pitch this summer with superstars including Marcelo (Real Madrid), Neymar (FC Barcelona), and Kaka (Orlando City). The opportunity to link up with such elite talent could be the stage for Coutinho to fine tune his skills and return to Liverpool even better than when he left.
Philippe Coutinho will be an incredibly important player for Liverpool moving forward. The imminent departures of Steven Gerrard and Raheem Sterling will place added pressure on Coutinho next season. However, the attacking midfielder will get the chance to share the pitch with some of the best players in football and will gain valuable experience during his time in Chile this summer.