Jamie Carragher: 'Philippe Coutinho injury is huge blow to Liverpool'

Retired Liverpool football club player Jamie Carragher arrives for a memorial service to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster at Anfield Stadium on April 15, 2014
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Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher admits that the injury to Philippe Coutinho has dented the club's hopes of winning the Premier League.

Jamie Carragher has questioned whether Liverpool's squad is strong enough to win the Premier League after the injury to Philippe Coutinho at the weekend.

Coutinho - who has scored six times in 14 appearances this season - is expected to miss the rest of 2016 after he appeared to suffer a severe ankle injury against Sunderland on Saturday afternoon.

The Brazilian has arguably been Liverpool's best player this season, and Carragher is unsure whether Jurgen Klopp will be able to fill the void left by the playmaker.

The 38-year-old told Sky Sports News: "It could be huge. He's Liverpool's best player.

"I think Liverpool's XI, playing week in week out, can match up to almost any team in the league [but] have they got the squad the other sides have got? I don't think so, to be honest."

Liverpool also have injury concerns over Roberto Firmino, Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge but they are all expected to return to action over the next week.

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino in action during his side's Premier League clash with Watford at Anfield on November 6, 2016
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