Liverpool's lethal No.10 bagged a superb hat-trick, his first for the club, and the Anfield faithfuls were all saying the same thing about him.

Philippe Coutinho starred for Jurgen Klopp's side in the Champions League against Spartak Moscow. The Russians were spanked 7-0 in the final round of Group Stage games.

Sadio Mane (x2), Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah also got on the score-sheet on a evening Coutinho captained his team - well, for the first half - to the top of the table.

(Watch Mane, Salah, Firmino and Coutinho combine brilliantly to score a gorgeous goal:)

Credit: BT Sports

The Brazilian donned the armband in the absence of Jordan Henderson, who's exclusion was celebrated, and fans want him to remain as the skipper following last nights heroics.

He not only spearheaded Liverpool to victory but also consoled an emotional Alberto Moreno who suffered an injury, while forced to withdraw in first half stoppage time.

What's more, Coutinho also gave up the armband when James Milner entered the fray. What a guy.

Needless to say, Liverpool fans were raving about his performance as captain:

Captain Coutinho?

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a writer at SPORTbible. He is a combat sport aficionado and contributes to boxing and MMA articles.

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