Latest Liverpool injury update: Jurgen Klopp on Philippe Coutinho
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says Philippe Coutinho suffered a little bit of cramp
Jurgen Klopp has eased Liverpool’s fears over Philippe Coutinho’s fitness after the midfielder was forced off during a 4-1 win at Manchester City.
The Brazil international produced another man-of-the-match performance as he scored Liverpool’s second goal before he teed up compatriot Roberto Firmino at The Etihad.
However, the club’s reigning player of the year Coutinho was replaced by Jordon Ibe in the second half at City after he appeared to suffer a hamstring injury.
Speaking to the media after Liverpool’s 4-1 rout of City, Klopp reassured concerned Reds supporters that Coutinho had succumbed to cramp and the injury wasn’t serious.
“I hope [he] is well enough,” Klopp said.
“He showed not a real [injury], it was a little bit of cramp, he felt something.
“I hope that’s all, he will be very important for us, everybody can see he’s in really good shape in this moment. I hope he can react well enough.”
The Brazil playmaker has scored four goals in his last five games against Manuel Pellegrini’s City side.
The 23-year-old former Inter Milan star has also netted four goals in his last three Premier League outings.
The Merseyside outfit are six points behind fourth-placed Arsenal after their emphatic win.