Winger should join Reds on Wednesday.
Philippe Coutino will complete his move to Liverpool on Wednesday after passing a medical on Merseyside.
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The Reds have agreed an £8.5m deal with Inter Milan for the Brazilian winger and are hopeful that Coutinho’s work permit application will be successful without an appeal.
Inter chief Massimo Moratti gave his blessing to the move last week, telling inter.it: “There are opportunities there to be seized. Sometimes certain players need the chance to play more.
“And that’s why I think this could be a great opportunity for a Coutinho, and a deal that could go very well for us too.”
The 20-year-old, who has one senior cap for Brazil, came through the ranks at Vasco da Gama in his homeland before joining Inter at just 16.
The youngster spent the second half of last season on loan at La Liga outfit Espanyol, where he worked with new Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino.
Saints were also thought to be interested in the right-sider but Coutinho will now move to Anfield, although not in time in face Arsenal on Wednesday night.
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