Liverpool Coutinho is an ‘exceptional talent’ says Slaven Bilic [divider]
Liverpool attacking midfielder Coutinho is an exceptional talent according to Beşiktaş manager Slaven Bilic.
The Black Eagles head coach also revealed that his side will be setup to prevent Countinho getting space to operate.
“Coutinho is an exceptional talent, we cannot afford to give him time and space on the ball,” Bilic told DHA.
Bilic underlined that his two holding midfielders Veli Kavlak and Atiba Hutchinson will have to be at their best and break up play against Liverpool.
“Veli and Atiba have a huge task, they have to disrupt play and work hard to make sure Liverpool are not given time on the ball,” he added.
Beşiktaş were undefeated in the Europa League Group C, drawing against Tottenham at White Hart Lane and beating Spurs 1-0 in Istanbul.
Liverpool were knocked out of the Champions League group stages but secured a place in the Europa League due to finishing in 3rd place.
The Turkish giants are currently 1st in the Süper Lig on 47 points after 20 games.