Former Reds striker John Aldridge expects goals to be shared around the Liverpool attack now that Philippe Coutinho has made a comeback from injury.

The Brazilian featured for 45 minutes during the Reds' 2-0 defeat by Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, following almost seven weeks out with a shoulder problem.

Aldridge was encouraged to see the No.10 back in action at the weekend and believes Coutinho can be a regular name on the scoresheet - no matter which position he plays.

"The one real positive on Saturday was the sight of Philippe Coutinho back in a Liverpool shirt," he wrote in his Liverpool Echo column.

"The Brazilian showed some lovely touches when he came on in the second half. He's a creative influence with his amazing ability to pick a pass and he's also a goalscorer.

"The manager has to play a system which ensures we get the best out of Coutinho, Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge over the coming months.

"Whether he sticks with 3-4-1-2 and plays Coutinho just behind the front two in the centre, or changes to a flat back four and plays the Brazilian on the left hand side, I'm not sure.

"We can't always be relying on Suarez and Sturridge for goals and hopefully Coutinho's return will help to ease the burden on them.

"The bench did look strong on Saturday and that's a good sign that we're getting players back."

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