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

Klopp: 'Coutinho out for up to five weeks'
© SilverHub
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
Read Next:
Moyes justifies defensive Anfield tactics
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1211104073334
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd128222762126
3Chelsea1281323101325
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs127232091123
5Liverpool126422417722
6Arsenal127142216622
7Burnley12642129322
8Watford125341921-218
9Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124441313016
10Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12435817-915
11Newcastle UnitedNewcastle124261114-314
12Leicester CityLeicester123451618-213
13Bournemouth124171114-313
14Southampton12345914-513
15Stoke CityStoke123451524-913
16Everton123361224-1212
17West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom12246918-910
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham122371125-149
19Swansea CitySwansea12228715-88
20Crystal Palace12129624-185
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand