Phillipe Coutinho was duped into signing a new long term deal with Liverpool yesterday, it has been revealed.
The Brazilian playmaker thought he was signing a birthday card for a teammate but inadvertently signed up to play for Liverpool for a further 5 years.
Coutinho said: “Coach Klopp put a half covered piece of paper in front of me and told me it was just Roberto Firmino’s birthday card going around the office and everyone was signing it.
“The next thing I know, my agent rings me to tell me I’ve signed a contract extension until 2022!!”
He added: “It’s really annoying because because I wanted to leave for a big club like Barca, but I guess I’m stuck here now!
Jurgen Klopp commented: “I managed to not only trick Phillipe into signing the contract, but I also got a fiver off him pretending it was for Roberto’s present! Double win!”