Liverpool on Tuesday announced the signing of Philippe Coutinho for $18.6 million from Inter Milan. The 20-year-old is Liverpool’s second signing of the January transfer window after Daniel Sturridge arrived earlier in the month.
"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,” Coutinho said. "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 soccer."
Coutinho joined Inter from Vasco da Gama in 2010. He spent the second half of last season on loan at Spanish club Espanyol.