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Liverpool midfielder Allen: Coutinho will only get better

Philippe Coutinho scored a screamer. Credit: PA

Joe Allen has heaped praise upon his Liverpool team-mate Philippe Coutinho after the Brazilian scored the winner against Manchester City.

Allen and Coutinho were both praised for their performances against the Premier League champions, but it was the former Inter Milan man who took the headlines.

He's so good. The Brazilian team is obviously full of talent but he has to be really pushing for that.

With his performances recently he's taken things to the next level.

I think some people forget how young he is at times. He's a young player getting better all the time.

Working with him day in day out he shows his quality every time he trains and plays and he scored a superb winner to get us the three points.

– Joe Allen

Eibar suffer sixth straight defeat against Athletic

Carlos Gurpegi scored the only goal of the game. Credit: Reuters

Athletic Bilbao stretched their unbeaten run to three matches in the Primera Division by edging out Eibar 1-0 on Sunday.

Carlos Gurpegi's first-half goal was all that separated the sides, although the visitors could have a hatful at the Ipurua Municipal Stadium but for a fine performance from home goalkeeper Jaime Jimenez.

The win nevertheless lifts Athletic above their opponents, who have now lost six on the trot as they continue to slide down the table.

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