Liverpool FC playmaker Philippe Coutinho has asserted his confidence that the Reds can go on to win the first trophy of his three year tenure at the Merseyside outfit under new manager Jurgen Klopp.
Coutinho has been one of the shining lights in what has been three years since the Reds’ last trophy in the form of League Cup in 2012 under Kenny Dalglish.
While the Reds came close to ending this trophy drought in stunning fashion with the close run-in to the title in 2012-13 season, it has so far eluded them.
Coutinho backs Liverpool FC for trophy this season
Brazil star Phillipe Coutinho, who completes his third year as a Liverpool player this January, spoke of his desire to end his personal trophy drought at Anfield and reckons the side is good enough to get silverware back to Anfield this term.
He told Liverpoola s official website : a Wea re in a very good position. Ita s the goal of everyone involved, wea re all focused on fighting for the trophies and I think we have a great chance in the competitions wea re in this year.
a Wea re going to fight for that and I hope we win a trophy this year.a
Coutinho thankful to Liverpool FC
The Brazil star was signed in a cut-price deal from Inter Milan in January 2013, with his career going nowhere. Fast forward three years and Coutinho has become one of the mainstays in the Liverpool FC squad and is slowly becoming one of the best players in the Premier League.
a Three wonderful years,a he said. a In the beginning I was given a very warm welcome, from the fans, the team, everyone who works here at the club.
a So Ia m very grateful to the club, and now I hope to be able to help the team win trophies, ita s very important to keep battling.
a We learn little by little. When you arrive here, the football is very different, the style of play, ita s more intense, you use your body more, ita s faster.
a These things I think Ia ve improved on since I arrived, as I came from a different style of football, and I hope I can continue to improve.a
Can Liverpool FC end trophy drought?
There is no doubt that the Reds have a good enough squad to be competing for cup glory this season. And while it may not be the most prestigious of competitions, the League Cup represents a fine chance for the Liverpool FC young guns to win something and build on from it for next season.
They play the double legged semifinal of the League Cup in January, and will be hoping to make it to the finals in March.