Divock Origi speaks about Philippe Coutinho injury after Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Sunderland
The Liverpool striker admits he is worried about his team-mate Philippe Coutinho
Divock Origi says he is hoping Philippe Coutinho is fine after the midfielder was forced off due to injury during Liverpool’s 2-0 win against Sunderland at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.
The Brazil international last 33 minutes of the Premier League clash before the playmaker was replaced following a collision with Sunderland midfielder Ibrahim Ndong.
Origi replaced Coutinho and the Belgium international broke the deadlock with a curled finish past Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford with 15 minutes remaining.
Liverpool vice-captain James Milner doubled the home side’s lead from the penalty spot after Sadio Mane was brought down in added time at Anfield.
Speaking to BBC Sport after the Reds’ 2-0 win against Sunderland, Origi discussed Coutinho’s injury as Liverpool moved back to the top of the Premier League table ahead of Chelsea’s clash against Tottenham Hotspur.
“I hope it’s OK for him because he is a very important player for us,” said Origi.
Coutinho has scored five goals and has made five assists in 13 Premier League appearances for the Merseyside club this season.
The Reds finished in eighth place in the Premier League table last term.