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

the future.”