Philippe Coutinho stole the show against Leeds United as he was involved in all three goals for Aston Villa. The Brazilian scored once and assisted Jacob Ramsey twice. However, Leeds United made a phenomenal comeback and scored twice to make things level.
After the match, Villa manager and Coutinho’s ex-teammate Steven Gerrard appreciated the Brazilian for his game and vision.
Steven Gerrard On Philippe Coutinho Performance against Leeds United
Coutinho was in the starting lineup against Leeds United for Aston Villa. Leeds started things in style and gained a lead by Daniel James’ goal in the 9th minute.
Philippe Coutinho is loving life back in the Premier League 🪄 pic.twitter.com/Najzwfjuvp
— GOAL (@goal) February 9, 2022
From then, it was all about Coutinho in the first half. The Brazilian leveled things up in the 30th minute. Furthermore, he assisted twice Jacob Ramsey in the 38th and 43rd minute of the game, giving Aston Villa a lead of 2 goals over Leeds.
However, Dan James scored once again in the final minutes of the first half, to make the score 3-2. Leeds managed to make a comeback and stole a point at Villa Park all thanks to Diego Llorente’s 63rd-minute goal.
Coutinho was substituted in the 78th minute and but after impressing everyone on the ground, including Gerrard. The former Liverpool man said that it was vintage Coutinho.
…and there’s a buy option available for €40m in June. pic.twitter.com/wXYIjRbtdl
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 9, 2022
Gerrard added, “His vision and his awareness if you don’t love watching that you should stop watching football.”
Coutinho at Aston Villa
The Brazilian found himself lost at Barcelona after making a transfer from the Premier League side Liverpool. It was understandable because he was not getting much game time and the managers at Barca were changing from time to time.
Now, in January, the Brazilian decided to go onto his second loan spell, this time in Premier League. Earlier, he went to Bayern Munich, where he won the UEFA Champions League and the famous treble.
Morning Rondo Fans. Coutinho was cooking last night 😮💨 #TooTekky
The relationship with Ramsey is 🤌🏽
— The Rondo (@TheRondoPod) February 10, 2022
In his debut match for Villa, Coutinho impressed everyone with his one goal and one assist against Manchester United. He helped Villa to snatch a point from the red devils.
Now, in his very third appearance, he scored 1 goal and 2 assists. Now, he has 2 goals and 2 assists in 3 appearances for Villa. Fans are comparing him with the summer signings of Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho, who failed to put this kind of impressive numbers after joining their respective club.
however, it may be too early to say anything, but you can drop your opinion in the comment section below and let us know who do you think will finish on top among them.