Coutinho makes Liverpool move
Liverpool have confirmed midfielder Philippe Coutinho has moved
to Anfield from Inter Milan on a long-term contract.
The 20-year-old becomes Liverpool’s second signing of the
January transfer window following the arrival of striker Daniel
Sturridge at the start of the month.
Coutinho said: “I’m feeling very happy, it’s a very important
step in my career and I’m expecting to come here and play good
football to give my contribution on the pitch.
“Liverpool is a great club with great players. We’ve always
heard about Liverpool’s history in Brazil.
“They are the club that have been interested in me and that have
showed this interest so I know they believe in me and my
Coutinho, who has one cap for Brazil, began his career at Vasco
da Gama before moving to Inter Milan in 2010 – and the player also
enjoyed a loan spell at Espanyol.
Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre said: “We’re always
delighted when we get the players we go after.
“It has been a successful transfer window for us, coming off the
back of acquiring Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea and now Philippe
from Inter Milan.
“I think that bodes well for us for the rest of the season and