Liverpool know Coutinho hasn’t broken anything in his foot, but are still expecting bad news today, writes Paul Joyce in the Times.
The respected Liverpool correspondent suggests the Brazilian has suffered ankle ligament damage and will be out of action for a considerable amount of time. We’ll find out for definite at some point later today, with Coutinho booked in for a scan this afternoon.
Early in on the first-half during our 2-0 win over Sunderland, Coutinho clashed with Didier Ndong, who struck the ball against our no.10’s foot with such ferocity that Coutinho’s leg temporarily bent out of recognition. He was writhing in agony and left the field in tears and on a stretcher and we’ll be lucky to see him again before Christmas.
The injury undoubtedly marred an important win, which keeps us within one point of Premier League leaders Chelsea, who face Manchester City next weekend – while we travel to Bournemouth.
For Liverpool though, we have an EFL Cup fixture against Leeds United tomorrow, with Jurgen Klopp set to rotate heavily to keep his injury-ridden squad fresh.