WATCH: Philippe Coutinho scores outrageous free-kick just before halftime

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Liverpool has looked second-best for much of the first half at the Emirates, but Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho put the Reds on his back yet again.

Coutinho won a controversial free-kick outside the penalty area about 30 yards from goal, and what he did with it was sparkling. The 24-year-old delivered an absolutely brilliant ball that lasered past a helpless Petr Cech and into the top corner of the net.

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The goal leveled things at 1-1 just before halftime, after Theo Walcott got by Alberto Moreno to put Arsenal up 15 minutes earlier.

Coutinho kept his momentum going after the break, setting up a goal from Adam Lallana to take the lead and then scoring another six minutes later to put the Reds 3-1 up.