Philippe Coutinho came to Liverpool nearly three years ago thanks in part to being criminally undervalued by Italian giants Inter Milan. Since then, the magical Brazilian midfielder has made 120 appearances for the Reds, scoring 21 goals, and assisting on 20 more.
The goals and plaudits have come for Coutinho, but he feels there is something missing from his time on Merseyside: silverware.
"Three wonderful years," Coutinho described his time so far at Liverpool. "As I've said, in the beginning I was given a very warm welcome, from the fans, the team, everyone who works here at the club.So I'm very grateful to the club, and now I hope to be able to help the team win trophies, it's very important to keep battling."
Coutinho went on to give standard lip service to the "physical" Premier League, and to compare his Scouse-ness to Lucas.
Given Liverpool's recent downturn in form--culminating in this weekend's 3-0 defeat to Watford--it is perhaps not the best time to be talking about shiny things being lifted by Captain Honey Badger. But despite current form, Liverpool will be favorites to advance in all three cup competitions, including the two-leg League Cup semifinal.
"We're in a very good position. It's the goal of everyone involved, we're all focused on fighting for the trophies and I think we have a great chance in the competitions we're in this year. We're going to fight for that and I hope we win a trophy this year."
We hope so too, Phil.