Philippe Coutinho "happy to be back" in Liverpool fold

Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool runs with the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on November 2, 2013
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Philippe Coutinho says that he is "happy" to be back in Liverpool's first team following a lengthy stint on the sidelines with a shoulder injury.

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has expressed his delight in returning to the Reds' first team following a stint on the sidelines with injury.

The Brazilian, who spent almost seven weeks nursing a shoulder problem, returned to action in the Reds' 2-0 defeat to Premier League leaders Arsenal last weekend.

"I´m very happy to be back," Coutinho told the club's official website. "I had six very difficult weeks and thank God I've made my comeback, but on the other hand I was sad due to the result [at Arsenal]. However, that's over now and we must concentrate on our upcoming matches."

Liverpool are currently third in the league table, five points off the top.

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho in action against Olympiacos during a friendly match on August 3, 2013
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