Philippe Coutinho tops Liverpool shirt sales for 2016/17 away kit

Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho‘s No. 10 has been revealed as the most popular shirt among supporters this summer.

The 24-year-old has established himself as a firm favourite on Merseyside since his £8.5 million move from Inter Milan in 2013 due to his flair and goalscoring heroics.

After an excellent 2015/16 campaign, Coutinho performed a clean sweep at Liverpool’s end-of-season awards, taking home Player of the Year, Player’s Player of the Year, Goal of the Year and Performance of the Year.

Ahead of a crucial campaign for the Brazil international, Coutinho has been revealed as the most popular name on the back of Liverpool’s new away shirt.

Coutinho finds himself ahead of compatriot Roberto Firmino, new signing Sadio Mane, key striker Daniel Sturridge and rising star Emre Can to make up the top five.

Two defenders make the top 10 in Mamadou Sakho and Nathaniel Clyne, while Adam Lallana and Divock Origi are both ahead of captain Jordan Henderson, whose No. 14 shirt is the eighth-most popular.

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Most Popular Away Shirts, 2016/17

10. Mamadou Sakho
9. Nathaniel Clyne
8. Jordan Henderson
7. Divock Origi
6. Adam Lallana
5. Emre Can
4. Daniel Sturridge
3. Sadio Mane
2. Roberto Firmino
1. Philippe Coutinho

You can purchase the new away kit at the official club shop here.

Coutinho keeps his place as the club’s most popular player, having been named No. 1 for sales of the club’s new home kit in June.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 16, 2016: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the first goal against Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 2nd Leg match at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Goalkeepers Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet were among those included in that list, as well as vice-captain James Milner, who also doesn’t feature in the top 10 for away shirts.

Liverpool have stood firm over the availability of Coutinho this summer, dismissing interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona and insisting that the playmaker won’t be leaving Merseyside.

Coutinho signed a new five-year contract at the beginning of 2015, with four years left to run, though it can certainly be argued that he is in line for improved terms this summer.

After returning to pre-season training on Monday, Coutinho is in line to make a return to Jurgen Klopp‘s squad away to Wigan Athletic on Sunday afternoon (4pm kickoff BST).

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