Brazil coach suggest Klopp play Coutinho through middle

Date published: Wednesday 15th November 2017 3:29

Brazil coach Tite has responded to questions about playing Philippe Coutinho through the middle by saying he has no choice but to follow Jurgen Klopp’s lead.

Klopp has largely played Coutinho out wide this season in the absence of Sadio Mane but many believe he should play centrally for both club and country.

Against England on Tuesday night, Coutinho played wide right, with Neymar on the left and Gabriel Jesus up front.

“If you have Coutinho in perfect condition, we could try to play him in the middle,” said Tite after the 0-0 draw.

“But we played him as a winger because right now he is playing there for Liverpool. If he was in normal condition, we could try to play him in a central position.”

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