Liverpool offered Coutinho injury update by Brazil doctor

Date published: Tuesday 7th November 2017 9:29

Philippe Coutinho could feature against England as he continues his recovery from injury.

Coutinho has missed the last three Liverpool games with an adductor injury, with the Reds winning each of them by three goals.

He is expected to return after the international break, with Liverpool’s next fixture coming against Southampton on November 18.

The 25-year-old was named in Brazil’s squad for their upcoming friendlies against Japan and England, but is not expected to feature heavily in the two games.

“Coutinho had a muscle injury in the adductor of the left thigh,” Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar told Globo Esporte.

“He is in the final phase of recovery. We knew that he would not be fully fit, but we chose to make his final recovery with us.

“The possibility of him playing against Japan is remote, but we work to make sure he’s available against England.

“He may not be able to participate [against Japan]. If he can, he could stay on the bench and play for a few minutes.

“But it’s a small chance. Our focus is to get him back for the second game.

“Tomorrow will do a little more intense physical work. If things go well, he will start working on the ball on Wednesday.”

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