Klopp reveals special plan to ensure star player is fit for Leicester clash
By Amir Mir
Jurgen Klopp has revealed Liverpool have made “special arrangements with flights” to get Phillippe Coutinho back in time to recover for their clash against Leicester on Saturday.
Coutinho, 24, is set to play for Brazil against Colombia in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning UK time), with the playmaker originally scheduled to return to England on Thursday evening.
However, manager Klopp has revealed that special arrangements have been put in place so their star player returns on Thursday morning instead.
Talking in The Daily Star, Klopp was asked to give his views on the international break coming so soon after the season has started.
“I don’t get frustrated by things I cannot change,” said Klopp. “Actually, I don’t think any manager in this moment is happy about the international break.
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“But we cannot change so why should I complain? Not to change. It’s not the best moment in the season for splitting the squad again.
“For Coutinho he is coming back Thursday morning at 9am and only because we make a few special arrangements with flights.”
This will boost the Brazilian’s chance of recovering in time for Liverpool’s clash against the Premier League champions at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.
Coutinho has played three Premier League games this season scoring two goals in the opening day victory against Arsenal at the Emirates.
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