If all goes to plan, we’ve only three more matches to navigate without our best player and talisman Coutinho.
That’s according to our no.10, who says he’s targeting a return on New Year’s Eve against Manchester City.
That means he’ll only be absent for tomorrow’s clash with Middlesbrough, the Merseyside derby and a home tie with Stoke City.
In many ways, the damage has already been done though, with Liverpool losing away to Bournemouth and drawing at home to West Ham without the Brazilian magician.
According to the player, his rehab is going well, and he’s actually just glad the injury wasn’t a more serious one considering what happened to his leg during the challenge against Sunderland.
“This is still my hope – to return for the City game,” he told Liverpool’s official website.
“The rehab is going really well. I can now walk without crutches and I am working well with the medical team. So I’m pleased with how I am recovering.
“But after the scans, of course it was bad, but not as bad as it could have been. I am happy, as it could have been a lot worse.”
Coutinho also discussed our past two matches, which has seen us score five goals, but concede six and drop five points, despite being in winning positions in both games.
“Obviously I have been very frustrated, because like any player who is injured, it is tough to watch rather than play and help the team,” he added.
“The last game was a draw and not the result we wanted, but the team still has great quality and I am certain in the next game we will come back stronger.”