Rodgers pestering Scolari to include Coutinho in Brazil World Cup squad

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he is pestering his friend Luiz Felipe Scolari to include Philippe Coutinho in his Brazil World Cup squad.

The two know each other from their time at Chelsea and Scolari has even asked Rodgers to keep an eye on all the Brazilians playing in the Premier League.

Philippe is such a talent now, he is an ­absolute joy to watch, and I have been on to Scolari constantly about him because I know Luiz from my Chelsea days.

Brazil have such an array of talent in Neymar, Oscar and Bernard, but Scolari knows all about Coutinho because I have been on about him and Lucas.

Felipe has asked me to keep an eye on the Brazil boys and give any feedback - even ones from other clubs - but I'm only concerned about ours here and, for me, Philippe is brilliant.

– Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers speaking to