Liverpool star could take huge gamble, injury update unlikely to go down well

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Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho has been sidelined for his side’s last three games, but he could make a return for Brazil next week.

The Selecao take on England at Wembley on Tuesday night, and the last thing Jurgen Klopp wants to see is any of his players pick up injury problems ahead of their return to training later in the week.

That’s a potential fear he’ll have with Coutinho though it seems, as according to The Mirror, the 25-year-old is line to feature against Gareth Southgate’s side having sat out the last outing against Japan earlier this week and it’s suggested that he’ll ‘risk Klopp’s wrath’.

Injuries have been a problem for the Reds ace so far this season, as he’s been limited to just nine appearances in all competitions.

To add to Klopp’s concern in terms of waiting to see if Coutinho comes through unscathed, his star man has been highly influential when available as he’s scored four goals and provided three assists in those nine outings and so he’ll be desperate to see him back in action on a regular basis in the months ahead.

In turn, not only with next Saturday’s meeting with Southampton in mind, he’ll be keen to see him either rested for what is ultimately a meaningless international friendly, or at the very least come through without aggravating the thigh injury that has kept him sidelined in recent weeks.

Following on from that fixture, Liverpool have a number of key games coming up heading into the festive period with the Champions League group stage coming to a conclusion, while they take on Chelsea on November 25 at Anfield.

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