Coutinho available for Sevilla vs Liverpool, Klopp confirms

Coutinho available for Sevilla vs Liverpool, Klopp confirms

Coutinho available for Sevilla vs Liverpool, Klopp confirms

Jurgen Klopp has implored Liverpool to learn the lessons of their Manchester City hammering ahead of their Champions League campaign. Listen to the latest episode and subscribe to the podcast on Deezer and iTunes.

Senegal worldwide Mane, who will serve a three-match domestic ban after receiving a direct red, is likely to feature in the mid-week game while Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho could make his first start of the campaign.

After tests, a club medical report showed "the forward has suffered a muscular injury to his right thigh" and would "be ruled out of both Wednesday's fixture, as well as Saturday's league clash against Girona", the club said on its website.

Liverpool will host Burnley at Anfield in their league match on Saturday. He came back long flight, 15 minutes here, 15 minutes there, three weeks without training.

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I will have this situation all the time over the next three or four weeks, so we thought: "OK, let's start immediately with this, give him three or four days of training and then he's available for us"."

Coutinho, Liverpool's top-scorer last season and the heart of their midfield creativity, will no doubt be integral to Liverpool's attack amid Mane's suspension.

Football pundit and Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher was not impressed with Can's display. "You cannot play these passes better, you have only to make a little more of it. [Coutinho's] a fantastic player, that's really good, hopefully we can use him as quick as possible, but that's how it is".

Coutinho did not feature against Pep Guardiola's men on the weekend, but Klopp intimated that he will feature in Liverpool's Champions League group stage with Sevilla, who downed the Reds in 2016 Europa League final.

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