The Brazilian midfielder joined the Reds from Italian giants Inter Milan in January and impressed on his full debut for the Anfield club, scoring in a 5-0 win over Swansea City.
"Coutinho is a really talented player. He's only 20 but he's had good experience of playing at the highest level," Northern Irishman Rodgers said in his post-match press conference.
Rodgers warned Liverpool fans not to expect too much, too soon from the £8.5 million signing. The Samba starlet showed early promise at Inter but failed to nail down a regular starting spot at San Siro and was later loaned to Espanyol to gain experience.
"He'll take a wee bit of time to adapt to the whole tempo of the English game. He's come from Italy where the game is a little slower but he's a wonderful technician," said Rodgers.
"He's the type of player that we are trying to bring in here - a technician who has a strong character and good mentality. I'm sure he'll progress very well."
By Josh Ilan
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Gregg Davies is the Chief Sub Editor of FourFourTwo magazine, joining the team in January 2008 and spending seven years working on the website. He supports non-league behemoths Hereford and commentates on Bulls matches for Radio Hereford FC. His passions include chocolate hobnobs and attempting to shoehorn Ronnie Radford into any office conversation.
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