Fowler was disappointed by Coutinho’s performance in their 1-1 draw with Chelsea.
He write in his column for the Mirror: “If I have a slight disappointment, it is that Liverpool didn’t make the most of their attacking situations, and that’s probably because Philippe Coutinho had an off-day.
“You’d love to see him have the consistency that Eden Hazard is showing. Yet it can be tough for players who maintain that level – remember that Hazard had a long spell a couple of seasons ago when he stopped playing at an acceptable level.
“If Coutinho is going to be considered truly world class – at the level of Neymar and Lionel Messi then he will have to offer a bit more in games like this. But he still had that ability to produce something from nowhere for Mo Salah’s goal.”