Coutinho excited by 'fast' Liverpool recruits

The signings of Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum from Southampton and Newcastle have excited the Brazil international, who is looking forward to witnessing their impact

Philippe Coutinho is excited by Liverpool’s newest recruits Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum, and believes the former is “too fast”. 

Mane and Wijnaldum have both signed long-term deals at Anfield this summer, becoming Jurgen Klopp’s latest additions to his squad ahead of the 2016-17 Premier League season.

Playmaker Coutinho is excited to see what both players will bring to the team, and is especially looking forward to the pair injecting significant pace into the club’s attack.

“I am looking forward to playing with them. They’re both very good players and fast players, so maybe you can pass a long ball and they’ll arrive to it,” the Brazil international told Liverpool’s official website.

“But it’s not only them, the squad is very good and there are a lot of good players. I hope we can all do a good job together this year.

“There are a lot of players now and there is good competition in the squad, which helps you to get better and helps the team.

“It’s been very good playing with Sadio so far, but if anything he’s too fast! That’s good because you need this in your game. Everyone is very happy with him – he is a nice guy and very good player.

“The new signings are] very good for Liverpool and the squad because there is good competition to play. Everybody wants to be involved and that’s good for the club.”

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