Video Courtesy of Michael Ngoo
Oh, the age of social media – what wondrous things we find on the internet. Scattered among pictures of people’s food, rants about the government, celebrity gossip and the seedier side of life, we’ve got this Philippe Coutinho wonder goal that was uploaded by Liverpool youngster Michael Ngoo to his Instagram account.
The Brazilian magician opened the scoring at the weekend when the Reds ran out a thrilling 3-3 draw with cross-town rivals Everton at Goodison Park; the sheer beauty of scoring against a rival always outweighs anything that pops up on the training ground, but this particular strike was a bit special.
We missed Coutinho when he was out injured, and this highlights one of the many reasons why. His creativity and inventiveness is critical to our game; picking the ball up on the edge of the box and then whipping it into the far corner without hesitation shows an eye for goal that very few can boast.
Hull City – you’ve been warned.