Coutinho signs new 5 year Liverpool contract
Liverpool attacker Philippe Coutinho has signed a new contract with the club, keeping him at Anfield until 2022. It is understood that the new deal will escalate Coutinho’s salary to the £150,000 a week mark.
It is understood that there is no release clause in the deal, with the Reds keen to ward off persistent interest from Barcelona. Coutinho told Liverpoolfc.com: “I would like to thank everybody at the club, first of all. I am very happy to sign a new contract here.
“It is a club that I am very grateful to and this shows my happiness here. I will work much harder to repay the belief shown in me. I signed this new contract to stay here for a few more years because it’s a great honour for me.
“It gives me great happiness because I was welcomed here with open arms by everyone at the club and the supporters right from my first day. I am very thankful to this football club for everything. I am the kind of person that works very hard in trying to get better every day.
“I am always trying to learn, so this will be no different from what it was before my injury. Of course, with my injury things got a bit more difficult and I wasn’t playing for quite a while. When you come back, of course it is difficult to be at the same level.
“But I have been working very hard each day in order to carry on producing good performances on the pitch to help the team achieve victories. The last few games were not so good but we are ready to stand up again and carry on fighting.”
The Brazilian joined the club from Inter Milan in January 2013, having come through the ranks at Rio club Vasco da Gama. He has scored 34 goals in 163 appearances for Liverpool.