Liverpool’s young Brazilian Philippe Coutinho wants to write himself into the history books, next to luminaries such as Ian Rush and Steven Gerrard, by becoming an icon at Anfield, according to the Express.
Since his arrival on Merseyside in 2013, the player has scored 12 times in 70 appearances, though he has accepted his need to net more goals.
The young South American has also targeted success at international level with his country, though he also dreams of winning titles with the Reds at Anfield.
He said, “I want to be part of the Brazilian national team, to be playing, to be a great player and win titles, this is the most important thing.
“It’s what makes you become an idol in the club. This is what marks the club. I have this ambition, this goal of participating and winning titles.”
Coutinho also thanked the Liverpool players for making him feel welcomed when he arrived at the club from Inter Milan two years ago.
He said, “”When I arrived here all players welcomed me really well. The city too, the people here are very cheerful, sympathetic, everything helped me when I arrived.
“Lucas and his wife were always there to help us.
“At the time there were also Luis Suarez and Sebastian Coates, who spoke Spanish.”
Th Brazilian midfielder has been a key figure in Liverpool’s upturn in form since new year, putting in many impressive performances, including one against Manchester City where he curled in quality goal, one of many brilliant long range efforts this season, into the top corner.
The 22-year-old has scored five and assisted four in 33 appearances in a season which has seen the Reds mount a new top four challenge, currently sitting five points off fourth placed Manchester United.