“This is a fantastic signing for Aston Villa. Phil is a model professional, and his influence on the group has been palpable since his arrival in January “Gerrard stated in a statement issued by Villa.
Brazil international Coutinho joined Barcelona in January 2018 for approximately 142 million pounds ($173.07 million) but had not been able to establish himself in the first team at Camp Nou and he spent the 2019-20 season on loan at Bayern Munich.
Villa are 12th in the league and host Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Coutinho was reunited with former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard at Villa Park, where they played together from 2013 to 2015, and Gerrard currently manages the Premier League club.
“With the way he conducts himself on and off the pitch, he’s also a valuable role model for our younger players, who can only benefit from his experience.”