Lucas expects Coutinho to stay at Liverpool

The Brazilian believes his compatriot will think twice about leaving Anfield due to the lack of first-team minutes he received at Inter before joining the Reds in 2013

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva insists  Philippe Coutinho is happy at Anfield and expects him to stay at the club for the foreseeable future.

Coutinho has consistently impressed since joining Liverpool from Inter in January 2013 and has recently been linked with the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid.

But Lucas believes his compatriot, who is under contract until 2020, will think twice before seeking a move to another club due to his experience in Italy.

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“I think we can hang on to Coutinho,” Lucas told the Daily Mail. “The one thing I know [is] he is very happy here.

“He was at Inter and it didn’t work for him, but he has found his feet here and he feels that people like him. He considers that>

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