Philippe Coutinho has the potential to develop into the Barclays Premier League's most outstanding talent, according to Brazilian superstar Neymar.

It's been a week to savour for the playmaker who, just one day after signing a new long-term contract with Liverpool, netted a stunning stoppage-time goal to secure a 2-1 win at Bolton Wanderers in the FA Cup fourth-round replay.

Such displays have caught the eye of his compatriot and close friend, Neymar, who predicts there is more to come from the Reds' No.10.

The Barcelona forward said: "He can be the star player in England. This season I think everybody in England is seeing how talented he is - and I know he has a lot more to show.

"We have been good friends since we were 16. Not only is he a fantastic player, he is a good guy to have in the dressing room, always positive and making jokes.

"When he has the ball at his feet, he can make things happen for himself and he can make things happen for other players. He is a very special player."

Coutinho's form has secured a recall to the Brazilian national team - and Neymar, who captains the South American side, believes the 22-year-old will also make a big impact on the international stage.

"He will play a big part in the future of the national team," he said. "The national team is very strong, but the way he is playing for Liverpool, I'm sure he will be a big part of Brazil going forward."