Origi labels Liverpool team-mate ‘magic’ and ‘a joy to play with’

Date published: Tuesday 16th May 2017 10:14

Liverpool striker Divock Origi has hailed Reds team-mate Philippe Coutinho as “magic” and a “joy to play with”.

Coutinho was at his brilliant best as Liverpool closed in on a Champions League spot after a comprehensive 4-0 win at West Ham on Sunday.

The Brazilian bagged a brace, despite playing in a deeper role a the London Stadium, and Origi was glowing in his praise for the playmaker, according to the Daily Express.

“He has moments of magic,” Origi said.

“I think he has a lot of talent and he’s a top player and an experienced player and he’s still only 24, so I think that’s very special.

“He helps us a lot, is there in the big moments and for me he is a joy to play with.”

Coutinho’s two strikes against Slaven Bilic’s men took his tally for the season to 13 in all competitions and that has once again sparked talk of a potential summer switch to Barcelona.

Speaking about Barca’s reported interest just this week, Coutinho admitted: “I’m happy to know that a great club has an interest, it’s cool, for the recognition.

“What I have to do is keep working hard.”

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