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Dejan Lovren Hails Liverpool Teammate As Best Player In The Premier League

Liverpool have been in flying form of late, and Jurgen Klopp’s side currently find themselves in a three-way battle for top spot in the Premier League.

Key to that that rampant start has been the attacking prowess of Roberto Firminio, Sadio Mané, Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho, whom defender Dejan Lovren believes is the best player in the league right now.

Speaking to the official Liverpool website following the side’s 4-2 weekend win at Crystal Palace, Lovren was full of praise for Coutinho as the Brazilian international turned in another performances of the highest order at Selhurst Park, setting up goals for Joel Matip and indeed for Lovren himself in the first half.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29:  (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Dejan Lovren of Liverpool scores the second  and celebrates during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park on October 29, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Lovren said:

“In my opinion he’s the best player in the league at the moment,

“I have the pleasure and the honour to play with this guy. He is playing for Brazil as well.

“He wasn’t just outstanding against Palace, he’s been like that all year. His crosses were perfect. We scored from his set-pieces.

“He is a main part of the team, but it’s not an individual thing that wins us points, it’s the team work.

“It was the team that beat Palace, not just one player. But of course when a team works really good then individual qualities comes out. I think that man against Palace was Philippe Coutinho.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool and Joel Ward of Crystal Palace compete for the ball during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park on October 29, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Coutinho has scored four goals and laid on four assists for Liverpool this season as the team gets used to the goals coming from all along the forward line rather than relying on a central striker (as evidenced by the fact that Daniel Sturridge is still unable to force his way into Klopp’s preferred starting eleven).

Indeed, the rumours surrounding the 24-year-old playmaker’s future at Anfield are already beginning to resurface, with claims that PSG, Barcelona and Real Madrid are all interested in his services. However, he is expected to sign a new contract in the near future to put those rumours to bed (for now at least).

Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho (L) celebrates scoring their second goal with Liverpool's Senegalese midfielder Sadio Mane (R) during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on September 10, 2016. / AFP / PAUL ELLIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.  /         (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

The Reds entertain Watford this weekend as they look to keep up with Manchester City and Arsenal in what already has the early markings of an unpredictable and tight title race.

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