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Playmaker Philippe Coutinho signs long-term contract extension at Liverpool

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LIVERPOOL, England — Liverpool says its playmaker Philippe Coutinho has signed a new long-term contract at the club.

The length of the contract was not disclosed.

Brazil international Coutinho has played 81 times for the team since signing in January 2013 from Inter Milan, and scored 10 goals.

Coutinho says, "I've been eager to sign this new deal since conversations started."

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Coutinho "is clearly going to be a big part of our story in the years to come," and he hopes the 22-year-old "continues with his improvement and development, and becomes a figurehead for this exciting, vibrant, youthful squad of players."

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