Date published: Tuesday 28th November 2017 3:15

Philippe Coutinho has selected his dream five-a-side team with a manager and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has failed to get the nod from the Brazilian.

As part of an interview with Soccer AM, Coutinho was asked to name his five-aside team, from the players he’s played with throughout his career.

“This is going to be very hard for me because I’ve played with a lot of great players,” he told Soccer AM’s YouTube channel.


“I’m going to play with one goalkeeper, obviously, one defender, one midfielder and two attackers, very offensive because we need to score goals.”

Asked who would be the manager, he replied: “Tite, he’s one of the best coaches I’ve had.”


Coutinho’s five-aside team…

Goalkeeper: Julio Cesar 

“When I arrived at Inter Milan, in this moment, for me, he was the best goalkeeper in the world. He did great things at Inter. He is one of the best goalkeepers I’ve played with. When I arrived at Inter I was so young and he helped me off the pitch. It was difficult being a long way from my family and friends. He is very quick with his movement and is also good with his feet.”

Defender: Lucio

“When I arrived at Inter he was in his best moment. He won everything at Inter. He was very tough and trained as hard as he played. He’s a really nice guy but when he arrived in the dressing room for the game he changed, you could not talk to him because…

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