Date: 3rd February 2015 at 1:01am
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Philippe Coutinho has agreed a new five year contract with Liverpool, according to various reports.

The 22-year-old looks set to sign a deal that will see him double his money to £70,000, and remain at Anfield until 2020.

The Brazilian has been the Reds standout player of the last six weeks or so, and provided two excellent assists during the weekend’s 2-0 win over West Ham United.

Brendan Rodgers said earlier today he expected the former Inter Milan man to develop into a world class player in the coming years, and was keen to praise him for his recent performances.

Speaking after the game on Saturday, Rodgers said: “He has been at a really top level of performance over the last couple of months.

“His pass for the first goal was sublime; he was half looking the other way and lifts it over the defender. He has got a lovely weight of pass.

“He needs players to run beyond and that was our problem at the beginning of the season, we had no penetration. We have moved it and put Raheem through the middle, and for guys like Phil it has a knock-on effect – he can then play passes through.

“I thought Adam Lallana, Raheem and Phil, in the creative side of our game, were outstanding. It was great to see young Jordon Ibe when he came on, offering a great threat of pace and power on the side, and Alberto Moreno going forward.

“Offensively we were very good.”

Coutinho signed for the Reds from Inter Milan almost exactly two years ago. He has two goals and four assists to his name in the Premier League this season.