Having just turned 25 today, and with just 25 caps for the Samba Boys, there might be more obvious candidates to wear the skipper’s armband, but it’ll be Coutinho pulling it on before the friendly against Australia tomorrow morning.
It remains to be seen if he’ll hang onto it on a full-time basis, but judging by Tite’s explanation, there’s a very good chance that he could.
Brazil manager Tite on why Coutinho is captain! ?? ❤️
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) June 12, 2017
Tite on Philippe Coutinho: "Who would not want a player with his magic, ability to invent & create, to change the rhythm & to build play?" pic.twitter.com/d41mClYdDs
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) June 12, 2017
As you’d probably expect, Brazil were one of the first nations to confirm their qualified status ahead of next year’s World Cup in Russia – and it now seems there’s a very real chance we could see a Liverpool player raising the famous trophy aloft next summer.
Do you think Coutinho is captain material? And could he pull on the armband for Liverpool?