Photo: Philippe Coutinho hands Liverpool injury boost ahead of Everton derby

Philippe Coutinho poses for a snap with Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic ahead of Monday night's Merseyside derby

Marko Grujic poses for a selfie with Philippe Coutinho Photo: Marko Grujic/Snapchat

Philippe Coutinho appeared to hand Liverpool a fitness boost ahead of Monday night’s Merseyside derby after he posed for a selfie with summer signing Marko Grujic in the club’s Melwood training ground.

The Brazil international is still sidelined with an ankle injury that the midfielder suffered in a 2-0 loss to Sunderland at Anfield in November following a collision with midfielder Ibrahim Ndong.

Liverpool have collected four points in three Premier League games in the diminutive midfielder’s absence after Coutinho scored five goals and made five assists in 13 top-flight appearances.

However, Coutinho looks to be on the mend after summer signing Grujic snapped a selfie with the South American at what appeared to be Melwood training ground ahead of Liverpool’s short trip to Everton on Monday night.

Grujic posted the above selfie on his Instagram story to give Liverpool supporters some hope that Coutinho could be back in Jurgen Klopp’s starting line-up in the near future.

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Liverpool are nine points behind leaders Chelsea.

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