• Coutinho names three Barcelona players better than Ronaldo

    Coutinho names three Barcelona players better than Ronaldo

    The Liverpool ace, who has been to Barcelona, talked up his trio of prospective future team-mates in their race to be crowned this year’s best player.

    Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho did his transfer links to Barcelona no harm by tipping Barcelona trio Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar for the 2016 Ballon d’Or – snubbing Cristiano Ronaldo in the process.

    The Brazilian has truly come of age this season, firing the Reds to Premier League title contention before suffering an untimely injury […]

  • Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho out for five weeks with injury – Jurgen Klopp

    Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho out for five weeks with injury – Jurgen Klopp

    Liverpool are set to be without Philippe Coutinho for at least five weeks after scans confirmed that the Brazilian has suffered ankle ligament damage, Jurgen Klopp said on Tuesday.

    Coutinho was stretchered off midway through Saturday’s 2-0 win over Sunderland after a clash with Didier Ndong and went for a scan on his right ankle on Monday.

    Klopp told BBC Radio 5 Live in the build-up to Tuesday night’s EFL Cup quarterfinal with Leeds United: “Phil needs between five and a few […]

  • Klopp insists Liverpool can cope without Coutinho

    Klopp insists Liverpool can cope without Coutinho

    Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool can handle the absence of injured playmaker Philippe Coutinho.

    The Brazil international damaged ankle ligaments in his right leg in Saturday’s win over Sunderland and could be out for as long as six weeks, potentially ruling him out of the busy festive period. Matt Stead believes the Reds proved they could manage without him at the weekend.

    Klopp’s forward line has already been affected by the loss of Danny Ings to a season-ending knee injury while Daniel Sturridge […]

  • Coutinho to have scan on suspected ankle ligament damage

    Coutinho to have scan on suspected ankle ligament damage

    The Reds attacker will know how long he’ll be sidelined for after an examination on Monday, while his countryman Roberto Firmino is not expected to have a screening on his calf.

    Philippe Coutinho will discover the full extent of his injury after undertaking a scan on Monday afternoon, with Liverpool suspecting their Brazilian star has suffered ankle ligament damage.

    The 24-year-old – one of the Premier League’s standout performers this season – was left in anguish after Didier Ndong caught his right […]

  • Coutinho kill joy: Liverpool’s win overshadowed by serious injury

    Coutinho kill joy: Liverpool’s win overshadowed by serious injury

    The Reds returned to the top of the table with a 1-0 victory over David Moyes’ side, but lost Philippe Coutinho to injury at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

    It was the result Liverpool had wanted, toiled for, and been patient enough to force. Sunderland’s “double-decker bus” had its tyres punctured by a curler into the far post by Divock Origi, before James Milner drove a dent into it from the penalty spot.

    The Reds, who are now 14 games unbeaten on the […]

  • Coutinho stretchered off injured against Sunderland

    Coutinho stretchered off injured against Sunderland

    The Reds star was caught by Didier Ndong and had to be replaced by Divock Origi after leaving the pitch with his ankle in a brace.

    Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho had to be stretchered off against Sunderland after picking up a suspected foot injury midway through the first half.

    The 24-year-old lasted just a little over half an hour against the Black Cats after being caught in the ankle by Didier Ndong and was substituted with Divock Origi.

    Ndong snapped into a challenge […]

  • Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho: Premier League title ‘obviously the dream’

    Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho: Premier League title ‘obviously the dream’

    Philippe Coutinho says Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has given the players belief this season and told Sky Sports that the Premier League title is “obviously the dream.”

    Coutinho, who moved to Anfield from Inter Milan in 2013, has played a starring role in Liverpool’s excellent start to the season, with the club currently second in the Premier League, a point behind leaders Chelsea.

    The Brazilian came close to winning the league in 2013-14, when Brendan Rodgers’ side fell just short of a […]

  • Philippe Coutinho admits Liverpool never believed in themselves before Jurgen Klopp arrived

    Philippe Coutinho admits Liverpool never believed in themselves before Jurgen Klopp arrived

    Philippe Coutinho has revealed that his Liverpool teammates never really believed in themselves before Jurgen Klopp arrived on Merseyside.

    Klopp’s takeover at Liverpool has ushered in a purple patch of form for the Reds as he has lead his team to second in the Premier League table.

    Liverpool are considered serious title contenders this season and Coutinho says their new found belief is all down to the man at the helm.

    ‘It’s about putting that (winning) mentality into us,’ Coutinho told Sky Sports.

    ‘It’s […]

  • Liverpool deliver fitness update on Coutinho’s injury

    Liverpool deliver fitness update on Coutinho’s injury

    Philippe Coutinho had tests on a tight hamstring injury and is a doubt for Liverpool’s trip to Southampton.

    Club sources have confirmed that the scans are ‘precautionary’ but the midfielder missed Thursday’s training session.

    It has not yet been confirmed whether the Brazilian will travel with the squad for Saturday’s Premier League fixture.

    The 24-year-old returned from international duty with Brazil alongside Roberto Firmino on Wednesday evening after the club paid for a private jet to rush the duo back.

    Coutinho played nearly a […]

  • Jurgen Klopp warns Barcelona off Coutinho, claiming “his future is at Liverpool

    Jurgen Klopp warns Barcelona off Coutinho, claiming “his future is at Liverpool

    Jurgen Klopp has revealed he is not concerned by Barcelona’s interest in Philippe Coutinho as the Brazilian is settled at Liverpool and the club creates “an atmosphere nobody wants to leave.”

    The 24-year-old, who has already managed six goals in all competitions this season and has been one of the Premier League’s standout performers, is the latest target of a charm offensive from the Spanish giants.

    Having scouted Coutinho when he was at Vasco, before more heavily monitoring his progress on loan […]

  • Liverpool can’t stop Coutinho joining Barcelona

    Liverpool can’t stop Coutinho joining Barcelona

    The former Reds defender believes it is almost impossible to prevent the likes of Luis Enrique’s side and Real Madrid from cherry-picking the best players on the market.

    Mark Lawrenson has called on Liverpool to put a contingency plan in place as he suggests the Reds can do little to prevent Philippe Coutinho from joining Barcelona.

    The Brazil international has been in sparkling form this season, with his efforts drawing admiring glances from across Europe.

    Barcelona have been heavily linked with making an […]