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Philippe Coutinho Signs New Long Term Liverpool Contract With No Release Clause

Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho has signed a bumper five year contract extension at Liverpool.

Sky Sports have reported that the contract has no release clause inserted meaning that the player could be at Anfield for the long term, fending off interest from some of Europe’s top clubs. Coutinho is one of Liverpool’s most consistent performers and boss Jurgen Klopp will be relieved to have retained the attacker.

Liverpool signed Coutinho from Inter Milan in 2013. The player was sporadically used at the San Siro and was snapped up for what can now be viewed as a bargain price of just over eight-million pounds. Capable of playing on the wing or behind the striker, Coutinho has scored twenty-six goals in over one hundred and twenty appearances for the Reds.

A Brazilian international, Coutinho has six goals in twenty thee appearances for his country. He was part of the 2015 and 2016 Copa America squads and is becoming a key player for the Selecao.

The 24-year-old was voted fans player of the year for consecutive seasons at Anfield to go alongside his player’s player of the year awards. Coutinho was also voted onto the Premier League team of the season in 2015.

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