Coutinho should be available for Liverpool’s next fixture, away to Burnley next weekend, after it was revealed he limped off with a cramp and not a hamstring injury.
Hearts were in mouths when the Brazilian pulled up sharply in the second-half when through on goal, but thankfully, Coutinho was just cramping and hasn’t picked up an injury.
The playmaker was at his brilliant best during Sunday’s 4-3 victory. Despite only having 19 touches in the first-half, he curled in a mind-bogglingly good free-kick to draw us level – and was inspirational in the second – playing a part in our second and then scoring our third with a lovely side-foot finish.
Coutinho scored eight Premier League goals last term, but he missed 12 matches – so if he stays fit in 2016/17, he should reach double figures easily.
Once Coutinho consistently adds goals to his game, he’ll have a genuine claim to be the country’s best player – he’s that special.
Our magician can make things happen out of nothing and it’s his sublime free-kick that got us back into the game and set the tone for our terrific period at the start of the second.