Watch: Philippe Coutinho scores stunning free-kick for Liverpool

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Philippe Coutinho scored an incredible free-kick as Liverpool defeated Leicester City 3-2 in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Brazilian spent much of the summer waiting to make a potential move to Barcelona but the Reds rejected all of the Catalan giants’ bids for their star player.

And Coutinho got off the mark for the season with a special effort to put the Merseysiders 2-0 up in the first half. Wilfred Ndidi brought down Alberto Moreno in a dangerous position and Coutinho lifted the free-kick into the top corner from 25 yards out.

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Before scoring his peach of a free-kick, the Brazil international crossed for Mohamed Salah to put Liverpool ahead after only 15 minutes.

Shinji Okazaki scored a controversial goal before the interval to reduce the arrears for the Foxes, however captain Jordan Henderson restored the Reds’ two-goal lead with just over 20 minutes to go.

The result looked safe, but Jamie Vardy had other ideas – scoring almost immediately and winning a penalty on 73 minutes.

The subsequent penalty was missed by Vardy and Jurgen Klopp’s side held on to take a valuable victory and halt a four-match winless run in all competitions.


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