Liverpool FC player Philipe Coutinho, in an interview with . Goal.com, stated that he has settled in well at Anfield and looks forward to playing for them.

Liverpool FC may have been struggling in the absence of Steven Gerrard, but their young number 10 seems to have adapted to life in England very well after his troubles in Italy. Coutinho, who represented Brazil during the Copa America during the summer, has become Liverpool FCa s main man in the absence of Gerrard and Suarez and the reason for the elevation in status was clearly seen at the Eithad, as he perfectly executed Jurgen Kloppa s plan to defeat the Citizens.

“I feel that I’ve grown a lot as a player. I’ve spent time working on the areas I knew I needed to improve, like scoring more, and I still have to push myself but I’ve come a long way. I had some difficulties in Italy when I was younger; only a few chances to play, injuries, not feeling my best, worrying about my family, but everything has fallen into place. I’m happy now and settled.a

Eager for kick off

Coutinho, since moving to Liverpool FC, has become a first choice pick in the starting eleven for the club and is loving the chance to play all the games.

“I’m playing all the time, I’m learning and becoming stronger so this is all good for me. Every game day is special for me. The hours seem to go so slow, when I want it to come faster. I can’t wait for kick off, because I love playing. I still feel all these emotions before a match.”

Coutinho, who developed extremely well in the last year, has taken Oscara s place in the national squad after the latter’s injury last season. Since then Oscar has found it hard to dislodge Coutinho from the starting lineup and has also lost his place for Chelsea. The friendly rivalry between Oscar and Coutinho spurs both players and will be a treat for fans to watch as to who finally wins the race of number 10.