Liverpool fans will awake this morning to a huge sigh of relief with the news that their creator in chief, Philippe Coutinho, has signed a new deal at the club which extends his contract to 2022.
The deal, which will reportedly up his weekly salary to £150,000 reflects his match winning form of this season and last, where he has scored and created goals almost every week – with six goals in 17 games this season so far, despite injury keeping him out for over a month of the campaign.
The 24-year-old has been strongly and regularly linked with a move to Barcelona, among others, and TFF thinks that he is easily good enough to play for any team in Europe.
The Brazilian seemed delighted with the new deal when he confirmed:
“It is a club that I am very grateful to and this shows my happiness here,”
“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.”
The even better news for Liverpool and fans of the club is that the deal does not have a release clause in it. So no club can simply wade in and trigger an astronomical clause to turn the player’s head.
The new deal comes into effect in July for a player who moved to Liverpool in 2013. He has played 162 games for the Reds over five seasons and scored 35 goals. He’s also become a mainstay of the Brazil side in his time at the club with six goals in 23 games and an increasingly prominent role in the side.