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Stats reveal Liverpool must drop this star player ahead of Man City clash

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Philippe Coutinho's loss of form since returning from injury has had a direct impact on Liverpool's poor run of results, statistics from Oulala.com show. 
Philippe Coutinho began the season excellently for Liverpool, registering five goals and five assists in his opening 13 Premier League games, a direct involvement in a goal, on average, every 96 minutes. 
However since returning to action in January following an ankle injury that kept him out for seven league games, the Brazilian appears to have lost his magic touch, scoring just one goal and failing to provide any assists in his last eight league games. 
At Oulala.com, we have broken down Coutinho's stats before the injury and after, to show the full extent to his dip in form, and in turn, revealing the negative effect it has had on Liverpool's results. 

The 24-year-old's passing stats have dropped from an average of 42 successful passes per game before getting injured to 31 after returning. While he is also completing fewer of those passes, from 84 per cent down to 80 per cent. 
The stats go on to show Coutinho's creativity is also on the slide. The Brazilian averaged 2.2 key passes per game in his first 13 matches. Whereas in his last eight games, this is down to just 1.5. 
Coutinho's lack of goals in 2017 is backed up by his shooting stats. He was averaging 3.8 shots per game before the turn of the year, whereas this has now dropped to 2.6.
Notorious for his ability to take on opponents, the stats show Coutinho is also failing to match his usual high standards in this area. Having averaged 2.5 successful dribbles per game at a success rate of 62 per cent before injury, this has fallen to 1.3 per match and 53 per cent since his return. 
The stats also reveal the impact Coutinho's dip in form has had on Liverpool's results. The Reds won nine of their opening 13 Premier League matches and lost just one before his injury, recording a win rate of 69 per cent and a loss rate of just eight per cent, averaging 2.3 points per game. 
Since Coutinho's return, the Reds have won three and lost three of their eight matches, recording equal win and loss rates of 38 per cent, averaging just 1.4 points per game. 
Russell Cane
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