Philippe Coutinho is of the opinion that his compatriot and Liverpool team-mate Roberto Firmino looks like scoring in every game.

After a relatively slow start to his career at Anfield, the Brazil international, who joined Liverpool from Hoffenheim in the summer, has managed to score seven times in his previous eight Premier League outings, in addition to finding the back of the net in the 2-0 win over Manchester United in a Europa League Round of 16 first leg clash at Anfield last week.

Besides scoring nine goals in 37 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool, the forward has also provided nine assists.

And Coutinho, who explained that Firmino is a vital member of Liverpool’s present squad, stated that he is delighted to see the 24-year-old doing so well for the Merseyside giants.

“He is a great player, as I always said before he arrived”, Coutinho told the club’s official site.


“The other players and I are very happy to have him with us. He is a key component in our current team.

“As Lucas [Leiva] has said, he is a guy that seems like he is going to score in every game, he assists, so he has been very important and I am happy to see him doing well and helping the team.

“We can see Firmino has adapted very quickly. He is an amazing guy on the field and off the field as well. We are very happy.”

Firmino, who scored 49 times and set up 36 goals in 153 games for his former employers Hoffenheim, also has 11 caps and four goals for Brazil to his name.