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Coutinho wins Asia Trophy for Liverpool

22/07/2017
Premier League Asia Trophy

Brazilian scores and assists as Reds come from behind to beat Leicester City 2-1 in Hong Kong

Philippe Coutinho starred as Liverpool came from behind to beat Leicester City 2-1 and win the eighth edition of the Premier League Asia Trophy.

Coutinho scored and assisted in a dazzling 55-minute display at the Hong Kong Stadium. 

Leicester had taken the lead when Islam Slimani headed in at the back post from a Christian Fuchs cross on 11 minutes. 

Liverpool swiftly levelled as Coutinho's exquisite lofted pass allowed Mohamed Salah to nod in his second goal since joining the club. 

Coutinho struck the winner two minutes before half-time, the Brazilian's thunderous effort from 18 yards flying into the top corner. 

Watch Liverpool's trophy lift

The Reds join Chelsea (x2), Bolton Wanderers, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Arsenal in winning the biennial tournament. 

Crystal Palace beat West Bromwich Albion in the third-place play-off earlier today.

See: Liverpool report | Leicester report

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