Though it was an impressive performance all round from Jurgen Klopp‘s side, that the German singled out Coutinho for praise after the game is testament to his influence.
This was mirrored by Coutinho receiving This is Anfield‘s Man of the Match award, awarded a 9 in our post-match player ratings.
With supporters providing their own ratings at full-time, Coutinho was in line for a further accolade.
The 24-year-old also averaged a fan rating of 9, at least one point higher than any of his team-mates on the night in south London.
A divisive figure within Klopp’s first-team squad, Alberto Moreno received a 6.6, likely owing to his balance between shaky defensive efforts and an impressive contribution in attack.
On arguably his quietest night in a Liverpool shirt so far, Sadio Mane was rated at 6.5, while, Lovren, at fault for McArthur’s first, was deemed a 6.1.
Coutinho’s rating is reflective of his excellent performance, and having averaged an 8.2 from his last five outings, this form looks here to stay.
Note: Ratings correct at time of writing, read ours and let us know yours here.