Liverpool boss Rodgers: Coutinho loss a big blow
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has described the loss of Coutinho as a blow after the midfielder is set to miss six weeks through injury.
The Seleção star injured his arm during Liverpool’s 2-2 with Swansea on Monday and has been ruled out for six weeks and now Rodgers is preparing for life without the youngster, reports Goal.com
"He's only just having it today so the timescale from the medics is obviously up to six weeks," the Liverpool boss told reporters.
"We wouldn't anticipate any sooner than that. It's unfortunate for him because he's been in great form since he came here in January.
"Hopefully we'll get him back sooner rather than later and then he can come into the group again.
"It was one where it was more the fall than the challenge. The challenge was probably a bit clumsy but it was actually more the fall that did the damage.
"In those scenarios the bone may be bruised but unfortunately for Philippe the bone came through the muscle. That's what the pain was and why the operation was needed.
"It's unfortunate because he was a really pivotal player for us in the game. When he went, we lost that connection between our midfield and the front line; it disrupted our balance a bit."