Liverpool boss Rodgers: Coutinho had me off my seat
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has praised Philippe Coutinho and says the Brazilian got him 'off his seat' in their latest preseason victory.
The midfielder stunned spectators with a sensational dribble, beating four defenders and slotting a finish past the keeper against Thailand.
"Coutinho had me up off my seat. He's a player you would pay money to watch. He's just a delight on the ball," Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo.
"There was real quality in the final third. I thought that part of our game, on a difficult pitch and in that heat, was very good.
"Some of our football was fluent and the movement was clever. We have some outstanding talents who can make the difference.
"The idea was that Aspas would give us another dimension up there and he's done that.
"He's a very effective player. Sometimes he's not always easy on the eye but when you actually monitor how efficient he is - he creates goals and scores goals.
"It was a lovely touch into space by him for his goal and he finished really well. Then he showed good vision to set up Stevie, who finished magnificently.
"Our defensive mentality was also very good. We've been working on organisation with and without the ball and I thought we saw that in the game.
"Simon Mignolet didn't have a lot to do but his presence was excellent and he made one great save to his left. He's a 'keeper who is hungry and has slotted in very well."