Talk LFC Podcast

An Independent LIVE Podcast for REDS by REDS

Coutinho Likely Ankle Ligament Damage

It is feared that Philippe Coutinho suffered ankle ligament damage during yesterdays game against Sunderland at Anfield which led to the Brazilian wizard being stretchered off.

The tricky Brazilian had been ably shadowed by Sunderland’s Jason Denayer who limited his creativity for the first half an hour of the match. The first opportunity that Coutinho had to shake him off led to the incident which resulted in the injury.

Coutinho was replaced by Divock Origi on 34 minutes after clashing with Sunderland defender, Didier Ndong in Sunderland’s box. The Brazilian was stretchered off and was seen to be visibly upset as he was brought down the tunnel. He was later seen leaving Anfield on crutches.

Klopp played down the injury during his after match press conference saying that Phil had said that he was in a lot less pain at half time. He said, “He had pain, but pain gets better. In the first moment, it was obviously very painful but when I saw him at half-time, he said the pain was much better. We have to wait.”

Coutinho arrived to Liverpool’s Melwood training ground on Sunday wearing the same protective boot that he left Anfield in yesterday and was assessed by the medical staff ahead of a scan which is scheduled for tomorrow.

It is understood that he has sustained ankle ligament damage which is likely to keep him out of action for four weeks but pending the results of the scan, this is yet to be confirmed.

The outlook for Firmino however is more positive as the medical staff deemed a scan unnecessary but he will likely be rested for Tuesday evening’s game against Leeds in the EFL Cup.

Firmino limped off in the 87th minute after a heavy challenge and was replaced by Lucas Leiva.

Should Coutinho miss the next four weeks, he will miss Premier League games against Bournemouth, West Ham, Middlesbrough and Everton.

I’d like to thank my family, fans and friends for all the positive messages, that’s very important to me. 🔴/ gostaria de agradecer a minha família, fãs e amigos por todas as mensagens positivas, isso é muito importante pra mim.🔴

A photo posted by Philippe Coutinho (@phil.coutinho) on

Comments

comments

Dejan Lovren

Liverpool’s Issues Still Remain Despite Summer Investment

Liverpool’s 5 – 0 mauling at the hands of Man City at the Etihad on Saturday brought an end to Liverpool’s impressive run against the […]

Sadio Mane 3 Match Ban Upheld By FA

Sadio Mane will serve the full 3 match ban for getting a straight red card against Manchester City on Saturday. The Guinean was given a […]

Liverpool To Appeal Sadio Mane Ban

Liverpool have appealed the 3 match ban handed down to Sadio Mane following the red card he received for a coming together with Man City’s […]

Nathaniel Clyne

Clyne Set To Be Out For Significant Period

Liverpool right back, Nathaniel Clyne is set to be side lined for a significant period of time with a back injury according to the official […]

Emre Can

Man Utd & Chelsea Want Emre Can

Reports in Italian media are claiming that Chelsea and Manchester United are both interested in signing Emre Can. Liverpool’s German international midfielder has so far […]

Philippe Coutinho

Coutinho Could Refuse To Play For Liverpool

Spanish website Sport is reporting that want away Philippe Coutinho could refuse to play for Liverpool in the Champions League. The Spanish publication is claiming […]

Pele

Pele Says Coutinho Doesn’t Have To Move

Brazil legend, Pele says Philippe Coutinho does not need to leave Liverpool in order to win the Balon d’Or. Speaking to Marca, 76 year old […]

Mamadou Sakho

Liverpool Reject Third Bid For Sakho

According to James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo, Liverpool have rejected a third bid from Crystal Palace for Mamadou Sakho. The bid reported to be […]



Leave a Comment