Philippe Coutinho enjoyed a dream start with Aston Villa on Saturday after returning back to the English Premier League since completing his loan move from Barcelona to help his new club to draw 2-2 with Manchester United.
The ex-Liverpool marked his debut from the bench at Villa Park on the 68th minute.
The Brazilian had a fine start a in his return to the EPL with a goal and assist to halt Man United’s progress under Coach Rangnick.
His arrival sparked a fine response from Aston Villa, and the new arrival had a hand in Jacob Ramsey’s goal 10 minutes after coming on to make it 2-1.
Things then got even better for the Brazilian four minutes later when he netted the equalizer with a close-range finish at the far post just 14 minutes on the pitch.
The goal saw Villa snatch a point against Ralf Rangnick’s side and should give Coutinho a much-needed confidence boost after a tough time at Barcelona.
Manager Steven Gerrard will certainly be hoping he can get the best out of Coutinho who shone so brightly in his last spell in the Premier League with Liverpool.
Coutinho’s loan deal with Aston Villa does include a option to buy with reports claiming the price is around €40 million.