Attacking midfielder who joined Liverpool FC in 2013 after three seasons with Inter Milan. In 2018 he would join Barcelona. He became a member of the Brazilian national team in 2010.
He began in the youth system of Vasco da Gama, before a €4 million buyout sent him to Inter Milan.
He was named Liverpool Young Player of the Year in 2012-13.
He married Aine Coutinho in 2012 in Brazil; they have two daughters.
Mauricio Pochettino the coach of Liverpool's rival Southampton, compared his style of play to that of Lionel Messi and Ronaldinho.