Philippe Coutinho’s injury in the 1-0 win over Watford didn’t appear to be too serious at the time but the loss of key players over recent months has had Reds understandably nervous.
The Brazilian has started to rediscover his form over the past few weeks having struggled to settle back into a rhythm following his recovery from a separate ankle issue earlier in the year.
Thankfully, his departure in the 13th minute of Monday night’s game didn’t stop Jurgen Klopp’s side from going on to claim a valuable three points.
The latest update on his fitness represents great news to top off a more than pleasing bank holiday weekend for Liverpool.
Liverpool believe Coutinho will recover in time to make an immediate return in Sunday’s clash with Southampton at Anfield, according to Chris Bascombe of the Telegraph.
It was added that the forward did not require a scan and that Coutinho himself was in good spirits after the match.
Music to the ears of fans ahead of three vital games in which Liverpool have the opportunity to consolidate a top four spot and secure Champions League football for next season.
Southampton pose as perhaps our most difficult test out of the final three league games still to be played and it is important Klopp has Coutinho at his disposal. If anyone wants to be competing against Europe’s elite clubs, it is the 24-year-old and it is the overwhelming desire to do so that will be key in driving the entire team.