Date: 30th October 2016 at 11:36pm
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Liverpool are represented in the latest Premier League team of the week that has been selected by BBC pundit Garth Crooks.

Actually Garth is now down as a ‘Football Analyst’ these days, a posh term for a pundit then!

The performance by Philippe Coutinho in the four two victory over Crystal Palace at the weekend at Selhurst Park was enough to earn them a place in the side alongside the other, in the opinion of the former Spurs striker anyway, most impressive performers in the topflight over the latest weekend.

I think we’ll already know ourselves, and not just based on the latest performance, why Crooks, we’ll also not argue with it, selected Coutinho as part of his team but explaining his choice he told the BBC.

‘So Liverpool go marching on – but not without the inspiration of Philippe Coutinho. What a performance by the little man. He might only be 5ft 7in but he stood head and shoulders above any other player at Selhurst Park on Saturday evening. The Brazilian was involved in almost every move Liverpool produced. As for the through ball he played for Sadio Mane, who pulled a fabulous save out of Steve Mandanda in the Palace goal, it was like watching chess legend Boris Spassky make a move that no-one saw coming. Wonderful stuff. I remember when England used to produce players like that – players like Alan Ball, Tony Currie, Gerry Francis, Glenn Hoddle, Paul Gascoigne and, alas no more for Liverpool, Steven Gerrard. What happened?’

It’s always good to see the club represented in this way, and well played to Coutinho for his recognition, but the most important thing about the weekend was of course the points.

Full Team:

Tom Heaton (Burnley), Seamus Coleman (Everton), David Luiz (Chelsea), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City), Ross Barkley (Everton), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), Gaston Ramirez (Middlesbrough), Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City).

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