Coutinho in Squad for Wigan Friendly
Philippe Coutinho has been included in the squad for tonight’s pre-season friendly against Wigan Athletic at the JJB Arena. The Brazilian returned to pre-season training on Tuesday at Melwood.
He had a slightly extended break, having represented the Seleção for friendlies against Argentina and Australia in Melbourne in early June, but he, along with Adam Lallana, will get some minutes tonight.
The Brazilian almost certainly will not play the full game, however, barring injury, he will fly out with the rest of the Reds’ squad on their pre-season tour to Hong Kong on Sunday.
Liverpool’s pre-season plans are shaped by a two legged qualifier they will have to play in late August to confirm their qualification for the Champions League. Their opponents will be determined in early August.