Jurgen Klopp: 'Philippe Coutinho out for up to five weeks'

Philippe Coutinho goes down injured during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Sunderland on November 26, 2016
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirms that Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho will be sidelined for up to five weeks.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Philippe Coutinho will be sidelined for up to five weeks with an ankle injury.

The Brazilian playmaker underwent a scan on Monday after suffering the blow during the Reds' 2-0 victory over Sunderland at Anfield on Saturday.

Ahead of Liverpool's EFL Cup clash against Leeds United, Klopp told BBC Sport: "Phil needs between five and a few weeks until we have him back. We will see. He is not in for tonight and for the next few games."

Coutinho, who has scored six goals in all competitions so far this season, has helped the Reds to second in the Premier League table after 13 games.

Sunderland manager David Moyes takes to the touchline before the English Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton at the Stadium of Light on September 12, 2016
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