Klopp delivers injury update on Coutinho after Liverpool win v Watford
By Dominic Toner
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Philippe Coutinho suffered a dead leg in the victory over Watford and hopes it’s not too serious an injury.
The 24-year-old was forced off in just the 13th minute and replaced by the returning Adam Lallana.
The Merseyside side club still managed to secure the there points despite losing their key player and Emre Can’s sensational bicycle kick helped them record a 1-0 away victory at Watford.
Klopp explained following the victory that it was only a deal leg that force Coutinho off and these types of injuries are not normally too serious.
“He has a dead leg, hopefully it’s not too serious but of course it’s really painful and no chance [he could continue],” Klopp said, as quoted by the club’s official website. “Everybody could see he tried hard, but no chance.”
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Liverpool fans will be desperate that Coutinho’s injury setback does not rule him out of the club’s three remaining fixtures this campaign.
The Reds are guaranteed a top-four finish if they win their next three games as they look to return to Champions League football.
Klopp’s side face Southampton, West Ham and Middlesbrough during their remaining matches and are in a great position to reach the top foru.
Coutinho will be desperate to be involved in the final weeks and is regarded as one of their top players.
The Brazilian has made 33 appearances this season across all competitions, scoring 11 goals and supplying eight assists in return.
In other Liverpool news, the club’s supporters reacted to Divock Origi’s performance against Watford.