Liverpool Football Club have confirmed that star midfielder Philippe Coutinho could be fit for this weekend’s Premier League clash with Swansea City.
The Brazilian picked up a hamstring injury in the 4-1 rout over league rivals Manchester City on Saturday evening, and is expected to sit out the Red’s Europa League tie against Bordeaux on Thursday.
However, a scan on Monday showed the injury is not as bad as first feared, and that the damage to the playmaker’s hamstring is only minor.
Coutinho, who moved to Liverpool from Inter Milan in 2013, was in sparkling form at the Etihad Stadium and was instrumental in their attacking fluency as he scored the second goal and set up the third for Roberto Firmino.
The Red’s currently have a lengthy injury list, with England striker Danny Ings and young defender Joe Gomez ruled out for the rest of the season.
Jose Enrique, Jordan Henderson and Jordan Rossiter are all expected to return to training imminently, but longer standing injury absentee’s Jon Flanagan and Mamadou Sakho remain on the sidelines for at least further month as they continue their battle for fitness.
News of Coutinho’s probable availability will be a huge boost for manager Jürgen Klopp as the 26-year-old has been in sparkling form recently, netting four goals in his last three appearances.