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Liverpool star Coutinho is top scoring Brazilian in Premier League history

Date Posted,April 8, 2017

Philippe Coutinho became the top scoring Brazilian in Premier League history with his effort against Stoke City on Saturday.

The Liverpool forward, who equalled Juninho’s record of 29 against Bournemouth, grabbed his 30th in his side’s 2-1 win at the Britannia Stadium.

His fellow countryman, Juninho, had three spells at Middlesbrough and scored 29 goals in 125 appearances for the north-east club.

Coutinho bagged his 30th in his 132nd league appearance for the Reds to ensure they went back to Merseyside with all three points.

Coutinho set a new Premier League record with his stunning strike (Photo: Andrew Powell)
Juninho for Middlesbrough
Juninho bagged 29 Premier League goals at Middlesbrough (Photo: Getty)

The goal was a vital one, coming late in the second half of a match Stoke had been leading since before the half time break.

After drawing the sides level, Coutinho’s Brazilian teammate Roberto Firmino grabbed the winner just two minutes later.

Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring their second goal with Philippe Coutinho
Roberto Firmino scored his 20th league goal in 61 appearances for the Reds (Photo: Reuters)
Oscar bagged 21 goals in 131 Premier League games at Chelsea (Photo: Clive Mason)

The goal was Firmino’s 20th in 61 Premier League appearances, and the 25-year-old will no doubt be looking to close the gap of 10 on his Liverpool teammate.

Currently third in the leader board is former Chelsea star Oscar, who managed 21 goals in 131 Premier League games.

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