WATCH: Philippe Coutinho has been victimizing defenders for years

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At 24 years old, Philippe Coutinho is one of best attacking players in the Premier League.

Before going down with an ankle injury in November, Coutinho had compiled five goals and five assists this season and was an integral part of Liverpool’s Premier League-best offense.

As evidenced by the video below, Coutinho has been cultivating his skills for many years.

Check out the highlight reel of the Brazilian midfielder as a youngster, showcasing Coutinho slicing up defenses with his dribbling and passing. Although it’s not clear how old Coutinho was in this video, it appears he was destined for success at a young age.

After missing nine matches for Liverpool, Coutinho returned to the pitch this week for Liverpool’s EFL Cup match against Southampton and will likely return to Premier League action this weekend against Manchester United (Sunday, 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN).