Liverpool confirm Philippe Coutinho out until ‘end of October’

Liverpool confirm Philippe Coutinho is set to undergo shoulder surgery and is facing up to six weeks on the sidelines

Philippe Coutinho
Philippe Coutinho joined Liverpool from Inter Milan in January Photo: Soccer.ru

Philippe Coutinho will be out until the end of October due to a shoulder injury, Liverpool have confirmed.

The Brazil international suffered the setback following a clash with Swansea City captain Ashley Williams in the second half of Liverpool’s 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium on Monday night.

The 21-year-old, who was replaced by Spaniard Iago Aspas in 55th minute, is set to undergo surgery on the shoulder problem and is expected to be sidelined for up to six weeks.

A statement on Liverpool’s website read: “Liverpool have confirmed Philippe Coutinho will undergo a procedure on the shoulder injury he sustained in Monday evening’s 2-2 draw with Swansea City.

“The Brazilian was forced from the field during the second half of the contest at the Liberty Stadium following a challenge with Ashley Williams.

“After being assessed by the Reds medical staff, it’s been decided that Coutinho will now have surgical stabilisation on the AC joint in his shoulder.

“Liverpool hope to have the 21-year-old back in contention again towards the end of October.”

Coutinho has scored three goals and made seven assists in 17 Premier League appearances for the Reds following his £8.5m move to Anfield from Inter Milan in January.

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