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Coutinho's World Cup dream

Philippe Coutinho is confident a good season with Liverpool will earn him a place in Brazil's World Cup squad.

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Philippe Coutinho: January signing from Inter

Philippe Coutinho: January signing from Inter

Coutinho was this week compared to Ronaldinho by compatriot Sandro, but the Anfield playmaker still has just one cap to his name - and that came way back in 2010.

Luiz Felipe Scolari has consistently ignored Coutinho, who is approaching the first anniversary of his arrival at Liverpool from Inter in an £8.5m deal.

But the 21-year-old told the Independent: "I see it as a stairway really.

"You play good football, then you play for a good team and then you achieve the level where you are invited to play for the Selecao - and then you have a good World Cup."

Liverpool will go into the Christmas programme in touch with the top of the Premier League having lost just three of their opening 15 games.

And Coutinho said: "Winning the championship is what we are all dreaming of and working towards.

"I feel like I am part of a big family here. There is a Brazilian feel about the place."

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e have the personnel. The trick is keeping them fit. Carrick and Blind have missed large chunks of the season, while the defence has been one muddled mess of intermittent stooges, all coming and going at various intervals thus far. We may be just short of title winning quality, but we're half way through. An injury crisis to either of the top two could change things. Optimistic, yes, but not unrealistic.

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arish is the man to blame for this shambles. Pulis must be chuckling into his left over turkey sandwich. I pray this doesn't mean the Neil Warnock media machine will kick in now and he'll be back on the telly box.

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e almost found a new way to lose, just when I thought it was getting boring Giroud does that. Although Arsenal are deservedly called 'soft' the entire midfield is out injured. Still must admit MU are managing to win despite a similar raft of absentees. Think the Gunners have good players but poorly coached.

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