Coutinho extends contract with Liverpool!

The Brazil international pledged his future to the Reds on Wednesday by signing a new contract at the club, ending speculation over a possible move away from Anfield.

Sky sources understand Coutinho has penned a deal that will keep him at the club until 2022 and that no release clause has been inserted into the contract.

“This is wonderful news and I know everyone associated with LFC will be delighted when hearing this today,” Klopp told the club’s website.

“I think everyone knows what a great footballer Phil is, that is not in question – but not everyone sees what an incredibly positive character he is and what a big influence he is on the dressing room.

“I knew of Phil before I came to Liverpool and I was well aware of what a talent he was, but since arriving here I have not only witnessed his ability up close, but also his ever-continuing development. He is truly world-class – in that very top bracket.

Coutinho has scored 35 goals in 163 appearances for Liverpool
Coutinho has scored 35 goals in 163 appearances for Liverpool

“The fact he wants to stay here and be part of what we are looking to build and develop shows his personal commitment is to make himself better and be an integral part of something that is very special.

Philippe Coutinho has spoken to LFC TV to thank Liverpool's fans for making him feel part of a family after he signed a new five year deal
“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.
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Coutinho, who recently returned from a six-week lay-off with an ankle ligament injury, is likely to feature for Liverpool in their EFL Cup semi-final second-leg against Southampton at Anfield on Wednesday, with the Reds aiming to overturn a 1-0 deficit.