Philippe Coutinho: I don't like the weather, it's tough when it's cold, admits Liverpool star

Brazilian admits it's 'hard' and 'tough' when the cold sets in

Tom Sheen
Friday 18 September 2015 08:58
Philippe Coutinho dejectedly walks off after being shown a red card
Philippe Coutinho dejectedly walks off after being shown a red card

Look away now, Liverpool fans. Star man Philippe Coutinho has admitted that he finds it "hard" to deal with the cold weather in the winter months.

The Rio de Janeiro native, who can expect average temperatures of between 5C and 8C from November to March, has been one of Liverpool's better performers this season, scoring a winner on the opening day at Stoke and being a big miss when the Reds lost to Manchester United.

But like many players before him, the 23-year-old, who returned to the team for the 1-1 draw with Bordeaux, has admitted that the weather in the North West is difficult to deal with for those from warmer climes.

​​"It's hard. I'm still not totally used to it, and every time it's cold I find it really tough," he told BBC Football Focus.​

"But it's getting better, and I'm making do as best I can."

Coutinho also admitted that he eats Brazilian cuisine rather than local delicacies.

"To be honest when I’m at home I still eat Brazilian food. My wife cooks Brazilian dishes, like Feijao with rice."

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