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Liverpool signs Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho from Inter Milan

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 US) on Wednesday, a day before the January transfer window closes.

Contract described as 'long term' by EPL club

Brazil's Philippe Coutinho is Liverpool's second arrival this month following the signing of England striker Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea (Fernando Llano/Associated Press)

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 US) 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 (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.