This tricky young Brazilian carries a weight of expectations with him. He didn’t get to play too much at Inter Milan but when he did his talent and gifts were there for all to see. Great trickery and quick thinking are hallmarks of Coutinho and earned him a move to Liverpool and now FC Barcelona! Find his Barcelona Jersey at SoccerPro right now! You can also find his Brazil Jersey here as well as his Nike Mercurial Vapors!
On the Spot: Philippe Coutinho
Liverpool’s young Brazilian superstar (He has since joined FC Barcelona). Coutinho has been nothing short of a star since joining the Merseyside club and the Brazilian has enjoyed his success in England. But before starring for the liverbirds, Coutinho was just a young Brazilian player playing his youth days for Vasco De Gama in Rio. At only 16 years old he agreed to a transfer to play for Inter Milan but because of rules and regulations, he was unable to play for the Italian side until he was 18. He instead played another 2 seasons at Vasco de Gama on loan from Inter.
Once he turned 18, he made the leap across to Europe to greener pastures… or so he thought. Coutinho struggled to make an impact for Inter and found most of his playing time from the bench. He spent a season on loan at Spanish side Espanyol and thrived in Spanish football. Unfortunately his third season in Inter was just like the first and the first team opportunities came little to none. Coutinho sought to ply his trade elsewhere and Liverpool won his signature for only 8 million euros. That price tag now looks a steal for Liverpool as Coutinho is one of the Premier League’s brightest stars... [read the rest!]