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Liverpool's Ben Woodburn set for MEGA pay-rise as Coutinho could face Manchester City: reports

Liverpool's newest teenage star is to boost his salary by an obscene amount when he turns 18 next month, according to the latest paper talk.

The Wales international, who scored on his debut last week and then sparked Wales' late win over Moldova, will earn £25,000 per week when he signs a new deal according to the Mirror.

That's just a little bit more than the £40,000 per year he currently earns. In fact, it's 32.5 times more. Talks have already reportedly begun on the deal, which Woodburn is due to sign on his 18th birthday - October 15.

That's because Liverpool have a policy that restricts 17 year-olds in the first year a professional contract to earn no more than £40k per year.

Woodburn signed a three year deal in November last year.

Meanwhile, PHILIPPE COUTINHO will be considered for Liverpool's trip to Manchester City on Saturday, reports the Daily Mail. The Brazilian has yet to appear for the Reds this season because of an apparent back injury and has been heavily pursued by Barcelona, who saw three bids rejected.

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