Rodgers shocked by one Aston Villa participant, then makes thrilling declare


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Brendan Rodgers has been talking about Aston Villa’s acquisition of Philippe Coutinho just lately.

It was the previous Liverpool supervisor who launched the Premier League to Coutinho by bringing him to Anfield again in 2013.

Five years later, the Brazilian magician joined Barcelona in a £142 million switch however the truth that he’s now at Aston Villa – albeit on mortgage – should illustrate that his stint at Camp Nou wasn’t a profitable one.

The Spanish colossus even loaned Coutinho to Bayern Munich at some stage, once more underlining his struggles in Catalunya.

And the Leicester City supervisor has admitted that he’s shocked his former participant didn’t achieve Spain, claiming it regarded, on paper, as being a match made in heaven.

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He instructed The Mirror: “I have to say I’m quite surprised it hasn’t worked out for him at Barcelona, because I thought if ever there was a player and a club which were aligned, it was probably those two.”


Coutinho’s transfer to Bodymoor Heath has reunited him with Steven Gerrard, whom he performed alongside at Liverpool.

And excitingly, Rodgers, who is aware of the participant in addition to anybody, has claimed that his previous signing will thrive at Aston Villa underneath the Anfield icon.

He added: “If he feels that love, and he feels that responsibility, then he’ll thrive. I’m sure he’ll do really well for Steven, he just needs to get back playing regularly. He’s shown in the Premier League he’s a top player, and he’ll look to return to that level.”

Rodgers’s predicition shall be music to the ears of Villans in all places.

With a signing like this, the concern is that the participant will impress briefly bursts with out ever rediscovering the shape which made him one in every of Europe’s greatest gamers.

However, as talked about, the Northern Irish supervisor is aware of Coutinho, and Gerrard, and if he feels that these two are suitable then that’s actually thrilling.

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