We all know goals can change games. But they can change sbobet
individual performances, too. Philippe Coutinho was largely on the periphery during the opening half-hour against Brighton, not doing much wrong but unable to leave his stamp on proceedings. Then came the corner delivery from which Emre Can powerfully headed home the opener and Coutinho, along with the match itself, was transformed. Some 79 seconds later, the Brazilian was rolling the ball across for Roberto Firmino to cap a lightning Liverpool counter-attack with a second goal. Coutinho then proceeded to produce a masterclass in the remaining 15 sbobet
minutes of the first half, Brighton bamboozled by his twinkling feet and presence of mind. Coutinho, for this spell, was producing football of another order, far removed from anything else the Amex has surely ever seen, let alone just this season. It really was that good. The Brazilian then contributed to Liverpool's third and grabbed a goal of his own when his low free-kick under the jumping Brighton wall – recalling his FA Cup strike at West Ham last year – sealed the away win. There was still time sbobet
for Lewis Dunk to head in another of his shots as reward for such a stellar showing. When Coutinho remained on the bench during the midweek win at Stoke City, there were whispers among some fans the Brazilian isn't needed as much as has been thought. Nonsense. In this form, he could grace any team, a fact of which the persistent Barcelona are all too aware.