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Liverpool team news: LFC fans have big concern ahead of Tottenham showdown

Liverpool continued their preparations for their clash with Tottenham at Wembley with a training session on Saturday, but with one notable absentee.

After a barren run of form which saw them win just one in eight games in all competitions, Liverpool found their scoring touch in midweek with the 7-0 thrashing of Maribor in the Champions League.

Jurgen Klopp will hope for more of the same from his players, but as seen below, and in the full gallery on the club’s official website, there was no sign of Philippe Coutinho at training on Saturday.

Further, no mention was made of the Brazilian international in Klopp’s press conference when it came to team news, and while the assumption is that he’ll be fit given no injury has been mentioned, his absence has raised question marks over his participation.

In turn, with no real clarification on Coutinho’s condition being offered, it has raised concern amongst Liverpool supporters who will be hopeful that their Brazilian playmaker is available and in the starting line-up.

The 25-year-old has scored four goals and provided three assists in eight appearances so far this season, getting on the scoresheet and dishing out two assists in that impressive win over Maribor.

As a result, with Klopp seemingly finding the right balance with Sadio Mane and Adam Lallana still sidelined, the last thing that he wants is for Coutinho to join them in the treatment room.

Liverpool fans will undoubtedly be hoping that it’s nothing and he was merely left out of training as a precaution or was working away from the rest of the group. Tottenham on the other hand, will welcome any such news of a Coutinho absence with open arms ahead of the encounter on Sunday evening.

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