“Had it not been for his injury, Coutinho might have canvassed enough votes to render himself the clear favourite”
Garth Crooks on the Player of the Year award race
Eden Hazard, N’Golo Kante or Diego Costa are favourites to land the prestigious honour.
But pundit Crooks says Coutinho would have been nailed on to win it if he was fit all season.
“It’s great to see Philippe Coutinho back in sparkling form again,” Crooks wrote in his BBC column.