Posted: Wed January 30, 2013 12:38PM; Updated: Wed January 30, 2013 12:38PM

Liverpool signs Coutinho from Inter Milan

Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
Coutinho
Coutinho (right) challenges for the ball with Neftci's Bruno Bertucci during a Europa Leaguee match.
Antonio Calanni/Getty Images

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) -- Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho has joined Liverpool from Inter Milan.

The 20-year-old Coutinho was signed in a deal worth around ?10 million ($13.5 million) on Wednesday, a day before the January transfer window closes.

He is Liverpool's second arrival this month following the signing of England striker Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea for 12 million pounds (about $19 million).

Coutinho says Liverpool "are the club that have been interested in me and that have showed this interest so I know they believe in me and my football.''

His contract was only described as "long term'' by Liverpool.

Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

SI Videos
Videos from the Web
 
SI.com
Hot Topics: Washington Wizards Albert Pujols Mock NFL Draft Drake Russell Allen Toronto Raptors
TM & © 2014 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved. Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines and ad choices.
SI CoverRead All ArticlesBuy Cover Reprint