Liverpool legend Ray Houghton acknowledges Coutinho’s form but is wary injuries

Liverpool started their Premier League campaign for this season on a high and they are yet unrelenting, as justified by their position on the League table.

The form exhibited by Liverpool this term has been attributed to the impressive camoes of Brazil born midfielder Philippe Coutinho but former Liverpool legend Ray Houghton, claims Liverpool will be badly affected if the star player picks up an injury.

Liverpool are jointly sitting atop the Premier League log with Arsenal and Manchester City after a score of League games but it is the Reds that have been tipped to dethrone Leicester City.

Coutinho has made 11 appearances for the Anfield outfit this term, scoring five goals and providing five assists already in the Premier League.

His impressive show off for Jurgen Klopp’s side has seen him draw interest from several top European clubs including Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Houghton, 54, who played for Liverpool between 1987-1992, seem roused with how Coutinho has imposed himself in the League, but has cautioned that injuries could disrupt Coutinho’s form even though he is a type of player that must play week in and out.

“The amount of goals Philippe Coutinho has created this year is absolutely phenomenal”, Houghton said on LFC TV.
“That’s what you expect from a player in his position. It’s his job not only to score goals, but to be a creator as well.

“He’s done it fantastically well.

“Let’s hope he does not pick up any injuries because when he is playing week in, week out that is when he is at his best and there is a consistency to his play”, the former Liverpool midfielder added.

Liverpool will host Watford this weekend and the Reds will be looking to maintain the pressure on their rivals with a win.