Phillipe Coutinho could miss Liverpool’s Premier League fixture with Tottenham.
Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho is really a doubt for the club’s Premier League clash with Tottenham on Saturday due to a hamstring complaint.
The Brazil international claimed he felt tightness in his hamstring following Liverpool’s 2-0 loss away to Burnley last week.
Coutinho was left out from the squad that beat Burton Albion 5-0 in the League Cup midweek, and manager Jurgen Klopp insists no dangers might be produced in relation for the attacker ahead on the clash with Tottenham at White Hart Lane.
“The muscle was slightly stiff,” the German said. “He felt anything so we didn’t need to take a threat [against Burton].
“We left him out of coaching until now. We’ve got to make a selection on Friday with what we can do with him.
“It will not be a predicament to take any risk. We have to talk towards the player.
“From the health-related side, it is actually not a significant concern, however it was major sufficient to leave him out from the squad for Burton.”
However, Klopp is confident Liverpool possess the depth in attack to cope with Coutinho’s absence if he’s deemed unfit to play.
“Yes, we nonetheless have selections,” Klopp added. “Adam Lallana can play there, Roberto Firmino can play there, Sadio Mane is back and he can play there…around the wing when you want!
“Usually, Sheyi Ojo could play there but he has not been fit for a few weeks.
“We have various players for that position but when two of them are not offered you may have a bit bit of an issue.
“That is what football is. We’re not permitted to possess a squad of 28 players but we still have alternatives.”