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Coutinho Anfield bound – Reports
Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho will become Brendan Rodgers’ second signing of the January transfer window, according to The Liverpool Echo.
The 20 year old is a versatile, two footed, player capable of playing in any of the attacking positions.
Coutinho arrived at Inter shortly after Rafa Benitez joined the club, in a pre-agreed deal, from Brazilian side Vasco de Gama. Several articles claim that Benitez and/or President Massimo Moratti hailed him as “the future of Inter” at the time.
The attacking midfielder spent the second half of last season on loan to Spanish side Espanyol. It was a highly successful spell and he scored six goals in 16 appearances.
Coutinho made his international debut for Brazil in October 2010, shortly after his move to Inter. But hasn’t featured since.
Liverpool attempted to sign Coutinho on loan last summer and had previously enquired about him in 2011.
Coutinho’s arrival is likely to allow Spanish midfielder Suso to leave on loan to gain more playing time.
Liverpool are also being linked with a move for Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa following reports that Pepe Reina is wanted by Barcelona.