Coutinho to Miss Everton Tie With Thigh Injury
Liverpool attacker Philippe Coutinho will miss tomorrow night’s FA Cup tie with Everton dueto a thigh injury. The Brazilian also missed the New Year’s Day victory over Burnley with the same issue,fuelling speculation that Coutinho is set to join Barcelona during the transfer window.
Coutinho missed the opening weeks of the season after several big money bids from theCatalan club, though Liverpool cited a back problem at the time.
Coutinho was at Melwood on Wednesday to receive further treatment on his thigh.Mohamed Salah, who also missed the Burnley win and will travel to Ghana for the AfricanFootballer of the Year awards on Thursday with Sadio Mané, remains a doubt.
Several British newspapers are carrying reports suggesting that The Reds would be willingto do business with Barcelona were an offer of £133m to arrive from Barca for the player.