Jurgen Klopp delivers latest Philippe Coutinho injury update after Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Sunderland
The Liverpool manager reveals Philippe Coutinho has suffered an ankle injury during Saturday's 2-0 win against Sunderland
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Philippe Coutinho has suffered an ankle injury after Liverpool’s 2-0 win against Sunderland came at a price on Saturday.
The Merseyside club suffered the blow in the 33rd minute when Coutinho was forced off injured following a collision with Sunderland’s Didier Ndong.
Divock Origi replaced the Brazil international and the Belgium striker broke the deadlock with a close-range finish in the 75th minute.
Liverpool extended their lead in added time thanks to James Milner’s penalty after Sadio Mane was brought down in the Sunderland penalty area.
The 18-time English champions hoisted themselves above Chelsea and into top spot after their 2-0 win against the BlacK Cats ahead of the Blues’ clash against Tottenham Hotspur in the London derby.
Speaking to BBC Sport about the severity of Coutinho’s injury and Roberto Firmino after the Brazilian forward also picked up a knock, Klopp said:
“It [Philippe Coutinho’s injury] is an ankle injury but we can’t say any more until we see a scan.
“Firmino got a knock on the calf as well. That should not be that serious.”
Liverpool will make the trip to Bournemouth in their next Premier League game on Sunday 4 December.