Coutinho: I have to score more Liverpool goals

Date published: Friday 16th September 2016 10:26

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Philippe Coutinho says that he must add more goals to his game in order to improve as a player.

Coutinho scored eight league goals last season, the highest of any league season in his career.

Before 2015/16, the Brazilian had never scored more than five in a season, despite coming in for some flak for the number of shots he attempts.

Coutinho scored twice against Arsenal on the opening weekend, and hopes that will be a sign of things to come.

“I’ve always maintained that scoring goals is something I have to improve,” Coutinho told the Liverpool Echo.

“I’m always trying to get better and I’ve been working hard on it, of course, I’m the kind of player who’s always looking to improve.

“So if I can score more goals this season, excellent, but the most important thing is to help the team and do what the manager asks me to do.”

Liverpool travel to Chelsea on Friday evening, but Coutinho is not focusing on the opponents, only Liverpool’s own performance.

“Chelsea is a team that is always competitive, always fighting for the league title, a team that always has great players and a great history,” he said.

“Of course to be champions the season before last and then have a bad season is difficult, but I’m only concerned with Liverpool and what we have to do, and our job is to go there and get the points at Chelsea.”

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