Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has this week put pen to paper on a new deal at Anfield, which will now keep him at the club until 2020. The Brazil international, who arrived from Inter Milan for £8.5 million in January 2013, has extended a deal that previously ran until 2018.
The 22-year-old has started 17 of Liverpool's 23 Premier League games this season, scoring twice, and has been a key part of their push for Champions League qualification. More recently, however, he notched the winning goal in the Reds' 2-1 FA Cup victory over Bolton Wanderers.
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Coutinho has made a phenomenal impact at Anfield, and now he is particularly thriving in Brendan Rodgers' 3-4-2-1 system. He has impressed with a string of high-quality displays in recent weeks, capped by a well-deserved Player of the Month award for December.
He certainly stands out when it comes to the statistics, not just during the past few weeks, but since his arrival to seasons ago. In fact, no Premier League player has created more clear-cut chances than the Brazilian youngster, while only Manchester City's David Silva (23) has played more accurate through balls.
Rodgers described Coutinho as a "magician" at a news conference on Monday, adding that he has the potential to become a world-class player. This is certainly a title the 22-year-old looks capable of adopting - Wednesday's injury-time winner was just a brief glimpse of the incredible ability that the former Inter Milan prospect possesses.