Coutinho (right) challenges for the ball with Neftci's Bruno Bertucci during a Europa Leaguee match.
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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) 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 pounds (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.

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