- Jan 26, 2017
Remember those "Coutinho wasn't a Klopp player he just made do as he was so good?" why is Fekir much different/better?
Nabil Fekir: Was fouled more times (105) than any other player in Ligue 1 last season; Conversely, only Ivan Santini (79) committed more fouls than Fekir (72) in France's top tier last term
That numbers prove that he is heavily involved in the games he features in. Commiting fouls not always a bad thing - comminting them as an attacker is a sign of pressing and back tracking (some Coutinho weaknesses IMO) and probably means that most of the fouls happened in opponents half and not around his own box. I don't think Coutinho commited 72 fouls during his whole Liverpool career.
Don't think Coutinho can improve much more right now - Fekir still has a lot of potential that could be unlocked by Klopp. Coutinho probably a bit better with the ball. O magico is gone but we could soon have Le magicien.