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Watch: Liverpool’s Coutinho And Firmino Both Score In Brazil Victory

Liverpool’s Brazilian contingent continues to go from strength to strength.

Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino have both made storming starts to the new Premier League season, and have carried over those displays into international duty with Brazil.

The former played from the start in Brazil’s 5-0 victory against Bolivia in Thursday night’s World Cup qualifier, while the latter sprung from the bench to equally devastating effect.

Following  Neymar’s opener, Coutinho made it 2-0 just before the half-hour mark with a neat finish after some great play from Zenit midfielder Giuliano.

Manager Tite had confidently predicted that Coutinho would be a star in his set-up and that already looks like being the case.

Team-mate Firmino replaced Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus with just over twenty minutes to go, and his impact was almost immediate. The 25-year-old rounded off the comprehensive win by heading home a corner, played in by Coutinho, with fifteen minutes remaining.

Although new seleção boss Tite is still finding his feet, his early games in charge have been highly promising, and it appears that the in-form Liverpool duo could be central to his plans going forward.

Brazilian coach Tite (R) speaks with player Firmino during their Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier football match against Bolivia in Natal, Brazil, on October 6, 2016. / AFP / VANDERLEI ALMEIDA        (Photo credit should read VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

They now sit second in the CONMEBOL table (one point behind Uruguay), and where they were beginning to look a bit shaky before Tite’s arrival, the future is beginning to look far brighter for this squad going forward.

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