Philippe Coutinho outstanding as Liverpool’s No. 10 – Fans’ Man of Match vs. Crystal Palace

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Philippe Coutinho stood head and shoulders above his team-mates as Liverpool sealed a 4-2 victory away to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The Brazilian notched two assists at Selhurst Park, with goals from Emre Can, Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and Roberto Firmino cancelling out a pair of headers from Palace midfielder James McArthur.

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.

First-half goalscorer Matip was second to Coutinho, with an 8, while Firmino (7.7), Jordan Henderson (7.4), Nathaniel Clyne (7.1) and Can (7) were all rated highly.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 29, 2016: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno in action against Crystal Palace during the FA Premier League match at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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.

Adam Lallana‘s muted display saw him average a rating of just 6.3, though Loris Karius was seen the least favourably of any of Klopp’s starting players, with 5.8.

Of the German’s substitutes, Georginio Wijnaldum was rated the highest (6.5), while Divock Origi (5.9) and Ragnar Klavan (6.1) were given no time to make an impact.

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.

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