Liverpool starlet ‘agrees’ to long-term Anfield extension

Philippe Coutinho has agreed a new long-term contract extension at Liverpool, according to The Times journalist Tony Barrett.

The Brazilian midfielder joined the Reds from Internazionale in 2013 and has been an influential figure in Liverpool’s recent uplift in form.

And while several top-flight clubs scramble to sign new faces in the final moments of the January transfer window, it is being reported Brendan Rodgers has been able to tie down one of his side’s most promising talents.

Tony Barrett, who is The Times’ Merseyside Football Writer, tweeted this evening: “Philippe Coutinho has agreed a new deal with Liverpool taking him up to 2020.”

Coutinho’s recent form has seen him earn rave reviews, particularly after notching his third assist in five games during the Reds’ 2-0 home win over West Ham last weekend.

The Brazil international has scored two and assisted four in 20 Premier League outings so far this term.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are still hoping to get England international Raheem Sterling to sign a contract extension at the club, with the Guardian recently reporting that the Anfield club are ‘close’ to tieing the 20-year-old down to a new five-year term.