Philippe Coutinho open to an extension at Liverpool
Philippe Coutinho still has a fair amount of time left on his contract at Liverpool, but the midfielder has clearly begun to feel at home there, revealing that he would definitely entertain signing a new deal to extend his stay.
His move in 2013 from Inter, and right now, he still has about four years left on his current deal. The midfielder has appeared 49 times and scored eight goals for the the Reds.
“I’d be happy to analyse a new contract,” he said on Sunday, via Sky Sports.
A possibly reason why he’s open to sticking around at Liverpool could be linked to their Champions League finish last year, the dynamic duo of Daniel Sturridge and now-gone Luis Suarez spearheading the squad’s offensive efforts. Coutinho did see action on soccer’s most significant tournament while at Inter, but Liverpool, having failed to qualify for the past four years, has the chance to ascend to the top.
“It is very important for me to play in the Champions League but staying does not rely only on that,” he said. “It relies on other things, like being happy. I have heard a lot about the European nights at this club. I can only imagine the atmosphere will be fabulous, because it seems to me that the atmosphere at Anfield is always fabulous, even for ordinary games in the afternoon.”
Coutinho’s playmaking capacities serves as a quality Brendan Rogers may want to retain, so if the Brazilian midfielder can have realistic expectations in the fiscal department, a new agreement should get sorted out.