After days of speculation, on Wednesday the 30th of January Liverpool have finally completed a deal for Inter Milan’s young Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho. The youngster joined the Reds on a 5½-year contract and took the vacant number 10 shirt previously worn by Joe Cole.
In his first interview for the club’s website the youngster already suggested where he will play in Brendan Rodgers’ team. Coutinho said, “I’m a player who likes to make moves and to play along with the attack, passing as well as scoring. I like dribbling and playing near to the box – that is a strength I have.”
With Liverpool lacking a goalscoring attacking midfielder, it seems like that will be the position Coutinho will be used in.
Goals and skills is what Liverpool need, and goals and skills is what Coutinho offers. Before joining Inter, he youngster was seen as the brightest Brazilian prospect alongside Neymar. He was signed to Inter by Jose Mourinho, although The Special One left the club before Cout...