FORMER ARSENAL MIDFIELDER ADMITS DRINKWATER DOMINATED COUTINHO

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Liverpool and Chelsea played a 1-1 at Anfield on Saturday, with Willian’s late equaliser cancelling out Mohamed Salah’s opener.

Former Arsenal midfielder and ESPN FC pundit Stewart Robson wasn’t impressed with Philippe Coutinho’s performance in the game as Danny Drinkwater seemed to get the better of him.

Drinkwater was a surprise starter for the Blues, his first in the league game since his summer-switch from Leicester, and he surprised Robson with his performance.

He said: “It was Coutinho the Brazilian who didn’t really affect the game enough.

“He couldn’t see a forward pass, he only had one pass that looked threatening and he didn’t really get in the game.

“Going the other way, Drinkwater made three runs going into the heart of Liverpool’s defence and they caused problems, they should have scored, he should have scored a goal when he came up against the goalkeeper.

“That was because Coutinho didn’t want to do the defensive side of the game and as we’ve seen so often, Liverpool’s centre-halves, particularly (Ragnar) Klavan, didn’t see the danger.”

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