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Philippe Coutinho Player Profile
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 Real name  Philippe Coutinho  Place of birth  Rio De Janeiro
 Age  24 (Born 12 June, 1992)  Nationality   Brazilian
 Height  5ft 7in (1.70m)  Date Signed 3 0 Jan 2013
 Weight  11st 1lb (70.29kg)  Fee  £8,500,000

Appearance and Goal Summary
League
League
FA Cup
FA Cup
L/Cup
L/Cup
 Other
Other
Apps
Goals
Apps
Goals
Apps
Goals
Apps
Goals
124  (14)
34
11  (2)
4
8  (3)
3
15 (4)
2

Appearances
Season
 League
 FA Cup
 League Cup
 Europe
 Other
 Total
2012-2013
13
0
0
0
0
13
2013-2014
33
3
1
0
0
37
2014-2015
35
7
4
6
0
52
2015-2016
26
1
3
13
0
43
2016-2017
31
2
3
0
0
36
2017-2018            
Total Games
138
13
11
19
0
181

Goals
Season
 League
 FA Cup
 League Cup
 Europe
 Other
 Total
2012-2013
3
0
0
0
0
3
2013-2014
5
0
0
0
0
5
2014-2015
5
3
0
0
0
8
2015-2016
8
1
1
2
0
12
2016-2017
13
0
1
0
0
14
2017-2018            
Total Goals
34
4
2
2
0
41

Discipline
Season
 
 
 
2012-2013
0
0
0
2013-2014
1
0
0
2014-2015
3
0
0
2015-2016
3
1
0
2016-2017
2
0
0
2017-2018      
Total Cards
9
1
0

Philippe Coutinho Correia Bio

Philippe Coutinho joined Liverpool in January 2013 from Inter Milan.

His talent was evident from an early age, with comparisons being made in his homeland to several of Brazil's modern stars - including Kaka and Ronaldinho - due to the attacking midfielder's deft touch and creativity.

He began his career at one of Rio de Janeiro's biggest clubs, Vasco da Gama.

Alerted to his potential at 16 years old, Europe's heavyweight clubs battled for his signature and it was Italian giants Inter Milan who won the race to conclude a transfer worth around €4million in 2008.

Due to Italian rules, Coutinho was ineligible for his new club until his 18th birthday so remained at Vasco to continue his education. In 2009, he helped Brazil's U17 side claim South American spoils, scoring in the final against Argentina.

Coutinho appeared for Vasco on 43 occasions in total, netting five goals, before his transfer to Inter - then managed by former Reds boss Rafa Benitez - was completed in the summer of 2010.

"He is a young player with lots of quality. He can be the future of the club and we expect him to do very well for us," said Benitez when the Brazilian arrived at the San Siro.

Capable of playing in any forward position, Coutinho was regularly used in a wide role by I Nerazzurri - making his debut in the Uefa Super Cup and racking up 20 games and a single goal in 2010-11.

The Brazilian enjoyed further international success in 2011, featuring in all seven matches and finding the target three times as the U20 side lifted the U20 World Cup in Colombia.

Injuries would hamper the midfielder's progress into the Inter first team, with just eight appearances the following season before the Italians loaned Coutinho to Spanish outfit Espanyol for the second half of 2011-12.

There he thrived - under the stewardship of Mauricio Pochettino, the diminutive attacker played consistently and struck five goals before returning to Inter with a first-team spot in his sights.

During 2012-13, Coutinho was largely used in the Europa League by boss Andrea Stramaccioni, striking twice as the Italians qualified for the knockout stages.

Then after weeks of speculation regarding his future, the 20-year-old completed a move to Anfield in January 2013 as Brendan Rodgers further honed his Liverpool forward options.







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