By Emma Sanders
Liverpool fans reacted on Twitter after Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino have both received international call-ups that makes them doubts to start the Southampton match next month.
The in-form attackers have both been selected as part of Brazil’s national squads for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
The Liverpool duo have both been in sublime form this season and have both scored three goals each in the first eight Premier League fixtures.
Their form has prompted yet another international call-up after the pair were both included in Brazil’s most recent games against Bolivia and Venezuela.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 21, 2016
Coutinho and Firmino will fly to Brazil ahead of the crunch showdown with Argentina in Belo Horizonte on November 10.
They will then head to Peru for another qualifier in Lima on November 15.
Liverpool have been making special travel arrangements to ensure that Coutinho and Firmino get back to Merseyside as quickly as possible following international duty.
However, following a 6,000-mile flight both will face a race against time to be ready for Liverpool’s Premier League clash away to Southampton on Saturday, November 19.
They won’t report back to Melwood until the Thursday of that week – just 24 hours before Jurgen Klopp’s men make the journey south.
Liverpool fans were pleased to see their star’s called-up to the Brazilian squad once again but there were mixed messages as they hoped the pair would return injury-free.
Here is a selection of some of the best messages;
— Bryan McGuire (@Bryanx54) October 21, 2016
— Matthew C Novak (@Chamber_trilogy) October 21, 2016
— Darragh (@DarraghMuckell) October 21, 2016
— Thomas Kwan (@thomaskwanlfc) October 21, 2016
Firmino and Coutinho are rewarded for their bright form with a call-up for Brazil. Hopefully no injuries! #LFC
— Emma Sanders (@em_sandy) October 21, 2016
— TheLatestSportsNews (@TLSNsports) October 21, 2016
In other Liverpool news, Joe Gomez has spoken out about the career-threatening injury he picked up at the Merseyside club.