As Liverpool have grown stronger and stronger over the course of this current campaign, Philippe Coutinho has been gradually adding to a special tattoo on his left forearm.

Translated into English from the Brazilian's native tongue, it proudly proclaims: "Never stop dreaming."

Coutinho equates its message to life in Liverpool at the moment, where the Reds sit top of the Barclays Premier League with just three games left to play.

"It is a sentence I like and a view I take for life. But it fits with Liverpool and the current situation we are in - so that makes it even better," he explained.

"I started having the tattoo done at the beginning of the season and it was finished bit by bit. As players, we need to keep dreaming if we want to reach the objectives we have in mind. 

"The players know how important these remaining games are, and we will fight and do our best on the pitch to make winning the league happen.

"It is a very special moment, with Liverpool going for the title and my country staging the World Cup. Don't forget the saying 'Brazilians never lose hope' - I still hope to play for Brazil at the World Cup. This could be a very special two months."

Coutinho has continued to be a revelation for Brendan Rodgers' side this season, leaving audiences marvelling at his fleet-footed combinations and dazzling skills.

The youngster has chipped in with five goals for his side, too - and none more vital than the one against Manchester City on April 13, when Coutinho settled the tie at 3-2 with a swoosh of his right boot.

The No.10's talent was apparent from an early age - and his deft touch and intuitive creativity drew comparisons in his homeland to several of Brazil's modern stars - including Kaka and Ronaldinho. 

Settled on Merseyside, Coutinho believes the free-flowing style of play and current philospohy in place at Liverpool has allowed him to further hone such creative skills since his arrival in January 2013.

Reflecting on his younger days, he explained: "I was only six, but by playing on tight futsal courts in Rio I was able to develop the technical ability that has made me the player I am today.

"It is a small area, so you have to be highly technical. This is where I learned my skills and I will always be grateful for that.

"It meant when I progressed to a proper full-sized football pitch at Vasco at the age of 11, I felt comfortable on the ball and confident about trying to go past defenders and make things happen.

"But moving to Europe has added an extra dimension to my game. With Liverpool, I am moving faster still and thinking even more quickly. It just felt right for me here from the outset.

"The team have been playing with a great deal of freedom in attack and that has helped me adapt so easily."