Liverpool FC have today confirmed the signing of midfielder Philippe Coutinho from Inter Milan.
The 20-year-old becomes the Reds’ second signing in the January transfer window following the arrival of Daniel Sturridge earlier this month, and has penned a long-term contract with the club.
Speaking to the official website Coutinho said: “I’m feeling very happy, it’s a very important step in my career and I’m expecting to come here and play good football to give my contribution on the pitch.
“Liverpool is a great club with great players. We’ve always heard about Liverpool’s history in Brazil. They are the club that have been interested in me and that have showed this interest so I know they believe in me and my football.”
Coutinho began his career at Vasco da Gama before moving to Inter Milan in 2010, and has represented the Brazilian national team once.
He becomes the fifth Brazilian to represent Liverpool, following in the footsteps of Fabio Aurelio, Diego Cavalieri, Doni and Lucas Leiva.