But Agbonlahor hopes he can reach a level to make an impact for his old club.
He added: “It’s such an exciting signing because yes Coutinho has not been in the form he showed at Liverpool, but if he can get the 70 per cent of the Coutinho from Liverpool…
“The goals he used to score from outside the box, the quick feet, honestly it is so exciting.
“It suits the formation of Aston Villa. Gerrard likes his full-backs to provide the width and his two No.10s to be inside behind the striker.