Philippe Coutinho has pledged his future to Liverpool.Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has signed a new long-term contract at the club.According to Skye Sports, Brazil international has penned a deal that runs until 2022 and that no release clause has been inserted into the contract.
The Brazil international has been a key player for Jurgen Klopp. Coutinho, who recently returned from a six-week lay-off with an ankle ligament injury, has scored six goals in 18 appearances for Liverpool so far this campaign.
Manager Jurgen Klopp said: “We have total belief in our project, but when a player of Phil’s calibre and status commits for this length of time it shows that our faith is shared throughout the game. He knows he can fulfil his dreams and ambitions here at Liverpool. This is a big statement.
Klopp hails Coutinho deal. Liverpool have made a “big statement” by securing Coutinho’s long-term future. “I look forward to seeing Phil create many more great memories and moments for this club.”
The 24-year-old joined Liverpool from Inter Milan in January 2013 under the management of Brendan Rodgers and quickly established himself as a first-team regular under the Northern Irishman. Coutinho has scored 35 goals in 163 appearances for Liverpool
Coutinho has arguably produced the best form of his career since Klopp replaced Rodgers as Liverpool manager in October 2015, scoring 17 goals in 51 appearances under the German.
His fine form has seen him linked in the national press with a move to Barcelona, with Brazil World Cup winner Rivaldo insisting his compatriot has the talent to shine at the Nou Camp.
Coutinho is likely to feature for Liverpool in their EFL Cup semi-final second-leg against Southampton at Anfield on Wednesday, live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 7.30pm, with the Reds aiming to overturn a 1-0 deficit.