Philippe Coutinho gets your Man of the Match vs Preston

Exciting Brazilian talent Philippe Coutinho took 48% of your votes to be named the first This Is Anfield Man of the Match for the 2013/14 campaign.


Liverpool ran out 4-0 winners against League One side Preston North End on Saturday afternoon thanks to goals from Coutinho, Jordan Ibe, Raheem Sterling and Iago Aspas.

Match Report and videos: Preston 0-4 Liverpool

Coutinho showed more of the dazzling and tricky runs and brilliantly executed passes that made him an instant fans’ favourite last season following his move from Inter Milan in January.

The 21-year-old played the first half of the game, whilst new signings Simon Mignolet, Kolo Toure, Luis Alberto and Aspas all made first appearances for the club.

Here’s a breakdown of the results from the Man of the Match poll from Saturday’s game:

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Coutinho was on hand to put away Liverpool’s first from the penalty spot on 14 minutes after he had been brought down in the area by former Reds youth player John Welsh.

Philippe Coutinho Penalty vs Preston by lfmostar

Brendan Rodgers now takes his players to Indonesia for the next round of pre-season action this coming Saturday, before games against Melbourne Victory, Thailand, Olympiakos, Valerenga and Celtic.

The Reds gets the new Premier League season underway with a 12.45pm kick-off at home to Stoke on Saturday, August 17th 2013. The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport.

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