Watch: Philippe Coutinho scores spectacular free kick for Liverpool

While it looked like Arsenal would be taking a 1-0 lead over Liverpool into half-time, Philippe Coutinho stepped up to take a free-kick from about 25 yards out. The resulting kick was so perfectly struck it left Arsenal and Petr Cech with little to do but watch the ball sail into the top corner.

The attempt was Coutinho’s first ever free-kick goal in the Premier League. Arsenal will feel that the foul awarded was soft, but Coutinho’s finish was anything but.  Liverpool spent much of the first half watching Arsenal control the game, the late goal will provide a boost to Jürgen Klopp’s side heading into the second half.

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