Coutinho becomes highest paid Liverpool player with new deal

Jurgen Klopp and Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho has signed a new five-year contract worth about £150,000 a week, making him the highest-paid player at the club.

The 24-year-old Brazil international joined the Reds from Inter Milan for £8.5m in January 2013, and his new deal will take him through to 2022.

Coutinho has scored 34 goals in 163 appearances for Liverpool.

“It is a club that I am very grateful to and this shows my happiness here,” he told the club’s website.