Liverpool play-maker Philippe Coutinho has signed a new long-term deal, shortly after a report from the Guardian suggested the Brazilian had agreed a contract until 2020.
The day after the January transfer window closed (in February) Liverpool have secured one of their best pieces of business in recent times, securing the long-term future of a player who is beginning to blossom at Anfield after some inconsistency in the past.
Coutinho’s talent is undeniable, but he is now beginning to perform on a more consistent basis, and his record of four assists in his last six league appearances suggests he could have a wonderful prolonged spell ahead of him.
Coutinho has made 81 appearances for Liverpool following his move from Inter Milan, and he is one of the players that manager Brendan Rodgers will be looking to build his team around in the seasons to come.
Along with the likes of Raheem Sterling, Lazar Markovic and Jordon Ibe, Coutinho is a young player with the world at his feet and this new deal is a sign of intent from the Reds as they look to build on what has been a fine start to 2015.