Philippe Coutinho leads Liverpool's merry band of inspired attackers

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the Guardian—Philippe Coutinho and Liverpool’s frontline ran riot against Spartak Moscow to show they are a team to fear in the knockout stages of the Champions League Jürgen Klopp bestowed the Liverpool captaincy on Philippe Coutinho for the first time in a competitive fixture against Spartak Moscow, acutely aware it will not be the fleeting honour that ensures the Brazilian’s loyalty amid interest from Barcelona but the continued promise of a shot at the Champions League. The destruction of the Russian...

Philippe Coutinho hat-trick inspires 7-0 Liverpool romp against Spartak Moscow. For Liverpool, this time there was never any danger that a 3-0 half-time lead could be lost. It was more just a surprise, having added two more within five minutes of the second half starting, that they restricted themselves to seven on a night when English football was assured of its fifth representative in the last 16 of the Champions League and Jürgen Klopp’s players had a lot of fun in sealing their qualification. By the end it had started to feel faintly absurd that Liverpool’s second-half...