Photo: Liverpool star congratulates ‘Harry Potter’ on new Reds deal
Jose Enrique congratulates Philippe Coutinho on new deal
Jose Enrique has congratulated Philippe Coutinho on his new deal, nicknaming the Liverpool magician, Harry Potter.
The Brazil international has put pen to paper on a reported five-year deal, which is speculated to be worth £70,000-a-week.
Coutinho has been in brilliant form for the Merseysiders in recent weeks, teeing up Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge in a 2-0 win against West Ham United on Saturday.
And Liverpool defender Enrique was clearly thrilled to see the Merseyside club’s magician commit his long-term future to five-time European champions.
Enrique wrote: “Congratulations to my friend Harry Potter the magician @phil.coutinho hahahaha . You deserve it so much. Top player and top person”
Coutinho has scored 10 goals in 83 appearances for Liverpool following his £8.5m switch to the Reds from Inter Milan in 2013.
Former Reds manager Rafael Benitez brought Coutinho to Europe in 2011 during his doomed reign at the San Siro outfit.
The South American was named as part of Luis Felipe Scolari’s Brazil squad for last summer’s World Cup on home turf.
Liverpool face Everton in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park on Saturday.