Much of this week for Liverpool fans is going to be spent sweating over the extent of Coutinho’s injury.
The Brazilian was stretchered off against Sunderland on Saturday, and reports in the Echo are suggesting he’s suffered ankle ligament damage.
He hasn’t broken a bone, but ligament tears can occasionally keep players out for even longer, although we’ll know the full extent by Monday evening, most likely.
However, in 2015/16, Divock Origi, who replaced Coutinho on Saturday and won us the game, also picked up an ankle ligament injury – but returned to action within a month.
You’ll remember Ramiro Funes Mori’s horrible challenge on the Belgian for Everton in our 4-0 Merseyside Derby win, in which the Argentine got sent off – and the worry that we wouldn’t see Origi again for a very long time.
However, he was back in action before the end of the season and played for his country during Euro 2016, too.
Having seen the images of Coutinho’s injury and the player’s reaction, if we were told he’d have a chance of playing again this calendar year, we’d be over the moon.
Of course, speculation is probably not sensible right now, but we do know that in Andreas Kornmayer and Liverpool’s physios, Coutinho will have the best help possibly available to him.
Everyone’s fingers are crossed.