Having represented Brazil during the recent international break, Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho is ‘fit and healthy’ to take to the field, according to Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.
Coutinho returned to Liverpool on Thursday, and it would have been an interesting first day back for the attacker, who desperately tried to engineer a move to Barcelona in the summer.
Liverpool held firm when it came to Barcelona bidding in excess of £100m for Coutinho, however, and the 25-year-old will now remain at Anfield until at least the January transfer window.
It is thought that the attacker, who has only just overcome a back injury, will be on the bench for Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Manchester City this weekend as Klopp eases him back into the first-team picture.
There are a number of Liverpool supporters that are finding it difficult to forgive Coutinho, but the majority are just pleased to have the Brazil international back in the squad.
Football has a short memory, and if Coutinho comes off the bench to score the winner against Man City this weekend, it seems that all will be forgiven when it comes to his conduct during the summer.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 7, 2017
It's our job as fans of the club to back Phil now. Yes he went behind us and betrayed us, but we have rise higher than him.
— Riam (@riamdaniel) September 7, 2017
Can't blame a player for his own aspirations, but he chose horrible timing. Best to keep positive and show him why he should stay
— Joseph (@_kennwan) September 7, 2017
Happy too see Phil back. Moreno seems like a guy who can make you laugh 😂
— Adam Murphy (LFC) (@AKGaming_21) September 7, 2017
Get behind him guys
— SH▲N (@shanil_doshi) September 7, 2017
Phil's smile appears genuine. I hope the fans get behind him positively.
— Azerbaidžan (@hajallaan) September 7, 2017
All will be forgotten by 31st December when we're top of the PL with a 10 point lead🤔😉. YNWA
— Anil Kotecha (@AnilKotecha1) September 7, 2017
— Dr Saud Al-Anezi (@q8braces) September 7, 2017
Hope Phil comes off the bench for the winner on saturday and we can all get back to the on field business ahead.
— Robert J Dobson (@Rogue_88) September 7, 2017
Welcome back little magician 🎩😎
— oldschoolnative (@williamkawasa) September 7, 2017