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COUTINHO SET TO BREAK RECORD OVER THE WEEKEND

Brazilian sensation Philippe Coutinho is set to break his personal scoring record when the Reds play West Brom this Sunday.


The talented playmaker has netted in Liverpool’s last three games but he has never quite made the fourth. If he gets a goal against the in-form Albion side, it would be a personal record of four straight games.

His last attempt at the feat was last season. The impressive Coutinho had scored in three straight Premier League matches but his run ended against West Brom as he was sidelined. The 24-year old Barcelona target scored four goals against Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Manchester City but picked up a muscle strain before he could play West Brom.

The eight-placed team on the log might stop his run again with their target of playing in Europe next season. In the first leg this season, Coutinho played against the Baggies. He hit four shots but none could get past keeper Boaz Myhill. Liverpool eventually settled 2-2 at Anfield.

The Brazil international, who is set to play in Russia next year following their qualification, has netted in games against the Toffees, the Cherries and the Potters. However, in the last two games, a reported sickness has forced him to lose weight. He is set to appear against the Albions as Liverpool grapple with a spate of injuries.

His last goal against Stoke made him the highest scoring Brazilian in Premier League history. Half of his total tally has come away from Anfield. Only three Liverpool players in Fernando Torres, Dirk Kuyt and Luis Suarez have scored more away goals than him in the Premier League era.

Coutinho’s 50% mark betters Suarez’s 49%, Kuyt’s 41% and Torres’ 30%. In total, Coutinho has 38 goals in all competitions: 20 away from home, 17 at home and the last at Wembley. Since his move from San Siro, this season’s nine league goals is his best return.