Coutinho wants to be a Liverpool legend
Brazilian attacker Philippe Coutinho says he understands what Liverpool’s history means and wants to write his name into club folklore. Coutinho signed a new 5 year deal with the club this week, warding off reported interest from the likes of Barcelona.
The playmaker says that he wants to become a Liverpool legend, “No need to wait. I know. I live this every day, I can smell it. I see the ambition of the club, my team-mates, the manager. I am living it, seeing it. Wait to sign? No. No. Now is the right time.
“I understand what Liverpool means. We can say Dalglish, Rush, Hansen, Souness, Suarez, Gerrard. I've been here quite a few years already, it's not like I am new. I understand. To have signed a new contract at this club, my goal is to be thought of one day in the same way as these players.
“They are legends. You define the success of a player by his loyalty or his titles. Or both. In order to be part of this group, I have so much to do. I want to win titles. Five years is my new contract . . . it gives me that opportunity.”