Brazilian mid-fielder Philippe Coutinho has signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool. The new deal will keep Coutinho at the club till 2020. Brendan Rodgers has spoken highly about Coutinho recently, claiming that the Brazilian has the ability to fulfill his potential at Liverpool and become a world class player.
Coutinho arrived at Liverpool from Inter Milan in a January Transfer Windows two seasons back and has been one of the more promissing players for the club under Brendan Rodgers. Coutinho was at his best in Liverpool’s previous game against West Ham where he set up both the goals in a 2-0 victory for the reds.
Brendan Rodgers was full of praises for Coutinho after the game. Rodgers said:
‘You see his quality in his two assists at the weekend,’ said Rodgers. ‘They were sublime. The first pass was incredible invention.
‘If you look at Modric, he doesn’t have a big goalscoring record but he is a world-class player.
‘If he can improve his goalscoring, Coutinho will be getting into the bracket of being world-class.’
Coutinho now can take a leaf out of David Silva’s and Eden Hazard’s books and be more consistent for his team. Perhaps the only missing ingrident in Coutinho’s game right now is the consistency. Liverpool have shown their faith in him by signing him on a long-term deal, now its Coutinho’s turn to repay their faith by being one of the very best for the Anfield side.
The news of Coutinho signing the new long-term deal will bring even more joy to the Liverpool fans, who recently welcomed Daniel Sturridge back in to the team and back to his goal-scoring prowess.
Liverpool fans now are hoping to see Raheem Sterling pen down a long-term contract at Anfield. Real Madrid are said to be interested in snatching Sterling away from Liverpool. Liverpool officials however, are confident of signing Sterling on long-term basis.
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