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Philippe Coutinho honed skills on futsal courts of Brazil

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Liverpool ace Philippe Coutinho is rapidly proving to be one of the signings of the season, with a string of impressive performances under his belt since arriving from Inter in January.

And the emergence of a video starring the Brazilian holds a clue as to where his silky footwork come from.

The 20-year-old honed his skills on the futsal courts back in his homeland, taking up the fast-paced mini-balled game as a six-year-old and playing it until the age of 11 before he moved onto the pitch.

Take a look for yourself as a young Coutinho shows off his flair in the video.

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