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Watch: Coutinho Draws First Blood Against Arsenal

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When you think about Philippe Coutinho, you don’t necessarily think “throws himself around in front of goal and knocks in furious headers.”

But here we are!

25 minutes in to Liverpool’s crucial game with Arsenal, Coutinho snagged the opening goal.

After Mo Salah sauntered into the box, he opted not to try and dance around his defender, trying instead to shoot around him. Salah hit the defender’s leg and sent the ball up.

Coutinho, making his support run toward the near post, saw an opportunity and jumped into the air. Despite his height and frame, Couts manager to get his head on the ball and redirect it past Petr Cech and into the back of the net.

Not a bad way to get the party started!