Jamie Carragher comments on Philippe Coutinho’s Liverpool injury blow

Jamie Carragher has his say on Philippe Coutinho's injury suffered during Liverpool's win over Sunderland

Jamie Carragher has admitted that Philippe Coutinho’s absence with an ankle injury could end up having huge repercussions on Liverpool’s season.

The Brazilian playmaker was carried off on a stretcher during the first half of Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

It is not yet clear exactly how long Coutinho is likely to be out of action for, but the Brazilian playmaker was pictured on crutches on Monday.

Coutinho has been one of Liverpool’s top players this season and has already scored five goals for the Reds in the Premier League.

And former Liverpool defender Carragher admits that Coutinho could be a big miss for Jurgen Klopp’s side in the coming weeks.

Speaking on Sky Sports News HQ on Monday morning, Carragher said: “It could be huge. He’s Liverpool’s best player.

“I think Liverpool’s XI, playing week in week out, can match up to almost any team in the league [but] have they got the squad the other sides have got? I don’t think so, to be honest.

“I go back to last season and the influence of Kevin De Bruyne at Manchester City. He got an injury at a similar sort of time and was out for a couple of months.

“It was a massive blow for City and it really cost them in challenging for the league. City had a better squad last season than Liverpool probably have now.

“It is a worry going forward and it will affect them.”

Liverpool return to Premier League action with a trip to Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon.

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The Reds are currently second in the table and a point behind leaders Chelsea after 13 games of the new season.

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