Liverpool's Coutinho could be fit for Swansea game
Philippe Coutinho has a chance of being fit for Liverpool’s home fixture against Swansea City on Sunday afternoon. The Brazilian limped out of the Reds’ 4-1 demolition of Manchester City last Saturday, a game in which he scored and made a goal for his compatriot Roberto Firmino.
Coutinho complained of a tight hamstring, but a scan earlier this week revealed it only to be a strain. The Brazilian international sat out of Liverpool’s 2-1 Europa League win over Bordeaux on Thursday, but could return for Swansea’s visit to Anfield this weekend. Coutinho was pictured training at Melwood on Friday, but ‘Pool boss Jurgen Klopp was tight lipped as to whether he would be involved.
Klopp was more forthcoming on his admiration for Lucas Leiva however. The Brazilian midfielder has enjoyed a renaissance under Klopp, having been forced down the pecking order under Brendan Rodgers. Lucas has spoken warmly of Klopp in the media and the German returned the compliment in his pre match press conference.
“It is good for both of us that I am here. He is the type of player and person that I like. He is a good player and a great professional,” Klopp purred.