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Coutinho Faces Fitness Test

Liverpool schemer Philippe Coutinho will undergo a fitness test before a decision is taken on whether he starts against NK Maribor at Anfield on Wednesday evening.

The Brazilian missed Saturday’s 3-0 win over Huddersfield with an adductor issue and Jurgen Klopp revealed that Coutinho will be checked before a call is made on his involvement on Wednesday.

The Reds are already without Adam Lallana and Sadio Mane. In his pre-game press conference, Klopp said that his fitness for the match is still uncertain.

“To be honest, it doesn’t look like, but yesterday he was on the pitch running. Everything looks good, but I’m not sure. We’ll see.

“We didn’t speak about him today so far, it’s quite early and there are still a few hours until we train tonight and a few hours until the game. If he is ready, he is playing. If not, not.”

The likes of Daniel Sturridge and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain are on standby in case Coutinho does not pull through.

 
 

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