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 By Nick Miller

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho leads Feb. 28-March 1 Team Of The Weekend

The ESPN FC crew discuss their picks for the team of the weekend, and perhaps some notable players who did not make the cut.
ESPN FC's Craig Burley breaks down an impressive result for Liverpool and a blow for City's title aspirations.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers praises Philippe Coutinho for another game-winning goal against Manchester City.

After each round of Premier League fixtures, ESPN FC brings you its Team of the Weekend. Our panel of experts carefully selects 11 star performers along with a manager.

Do you agree or disagree? You can have your say on those picked or overlooked in the comments section at the foot of the article or on Twitter using the hashtag #ESPNFCTOTW. Plus, tune in to Monday's "ESPN FC" (6 p.m. ET, ESPNews) for more Premier League debate.

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ESPN FC's Team of the Weekend gives plenty of love to some impressive midtable stars.

Goalkeeper: Lukasz Fabianski, Swansea City

Of all the players...

 By Michael Cox

Manchester City's problems are caused by their players not tactics

The ESPN FC team explain how Liverpool were able to exploit Manchester City's weaknesses on Sunday and agree Manuel Pellegrini's days as City manager may be numbered.

After a week where Manchester City were convincingly defeated by both Barcelona and Liverpool, with 2-1 losses flattering the English champions on both occasions, manager Manuel Pellegrini's tactics inevitably came under fire.

For both contests, his 4-4-2 formation was outplayed in midfield and exposed between the lines, leading to many questions about whether the Chilean has the tactical nous necessary to get results against the biggest sides.

The 4-4-2 itself isn't necessarily a problem, although...

 By Jamie Smith

Burnley thrive as the underdog

Burnley manager Sean Dyche looks ahead to his side's match with Liverpool, currently the form team in the league, having taken 26 of a possible 30 points in their last run of matches.

Burnley have recorded some of their best performances this season at the largest clubs, so Sean Dyche's side should not be daunted by a trip to Anfield on Wednesday night.

Liverpool are the Premier League's form team and with Burnley on a run of just two points from six games, on paper there should only be one winner.

But Dyche's men have shown an appetite for the most testing challenges and have fought from behind to record draws at Stamford Bridge and the Etihad Stadium already this season,...

Coutinho driving Liverpool's rapid rise

Philippe Coutinho has been tremendous this season for Liverpool.
Philippe Coutinho has been tremendous this season for Liverpool.

Three months ago, Liverpool looked like a lost cause in the Premier League title race. The team had just been eliminated from the Champions League tournament, and sat in ninth place in the Premier League table heading into a matchup with rival Manchester United on Dec. 14. At that point, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers made the change to a 3-4-3 formation, and while the team initially stumbled in a 3-0 defeat to United, the players quickly rebounded, took ownership of their new roles and have seen almost remarkable results since.

Liverpool is now unbeaten in its past 11 Premier League games, and ranks third in the Premier League with 21 goals scored in that time period. Leading the attack is 22-year-old Brazilian international Philippe Coutinho, who recently signed with Liverpool through the 2020 season. Coutinho has led the team in attacking-half touches throughout its unbeaten run and the attacker's efficiency and vision in the attack has led Liverpool from the middle of the Premier League table to a fifth-place position; according to SPI the team now has a 44 percent chance of finishing in the top four, just three percentage points behind the United team that last defeated them.

How impactful has Coutinho been? Here's a look at how his role has changed since the beginning of the season, what he brings to Liverpool and how he can maintain his form through the rest of the season.

What's changed for Coutinho?

When Rodgers moved into a 3-4-3 formation, he shifted Coutinho from a central attacking midfield role into a left forward position. This move let him receive the ball in less crowded areas, which allowed the Brazilian to process everything in front of him before quickly being closed down in a more crowded central area. It also gave Coutinho the option to cut inside on his natural right foot, and still utilize the creativity and decision-making that made him an above-average central midfielder. ...