Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has stated that he hopes Philippe Coutinho’s injury is only a minor ailment, with suggestions that the Brazilian will not be out of action for long.
The Reds played superbly to beat Manchester City 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium yesterday, with the former Inter Milan playmaker critical in the Merseyside outfit’s victory.
However, Coutinho pulled up with a knock halfway through the second half and had to be replaced by Jordon Ibe.
Despite this, Klopp has stated that his star man should not be on the sidelines for long and taking him off was precautionary.
“I hope [he] is well enough,” the German trainer told the club’s official website.
“He showed not a real [injury], it was a little bit of cramp, he felt something.
“I hope that’s all, he will be very important for us, everybody can see he’s in really good shape in this moment. I hope he can react well enough.”
Coutinho has really come into his own since signing for the Reds and is arguably the club’s most important player due to his range of passing and creativity.
The Brazilian linked up well with compatriot Roberto Firmino in the Liverpool attack yesterday, with the pair tearing the home side’s defence to ribbons.