Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that the club has made ‘special arrangements’ to fly Philippe Coutinho back from Brazil after international duty so that he can face Leicester on Saturday.
Coutinho plays in a World Cup qualifier against Colombia in Manaus that kicks off at 1.45am British time on Wednesday morning; he will then fly back on Thursday morning so he will be ready to take on the Premier League champions.
He is one of 11 senior Liverpool players currently on international duty, disrupting the season after just three Premier League games.
“I don’t get frustrated by things I cannot change. Actually, I don’t think any manager in this moment is happy about the international break,” said Klopp.
“For Coutinho, he is coming back Thursday morning at 9am and only because we make a few special arrangements with flights.
“Otherwise he would come on Thursday night, so nobody wants this.
“But we cannot change so why should I complain? Not to change. It’s not the best moment in the season for splitting the squad again.”