Klopp: Coutinho In Fine Condition Only
Liverpool tactician Jurgen Klopp ensures Philippe Coutinho is in good shape and looks promising to be played next weekend.
The 25-year-old suffered a back injury which left him withdrawing for a long time and missed three early Premier League matches.
However in the international game began to improve and he got a minute playing for 15 minutes for the Brazilian national team in a 2-0 victory over Ecuador.
Interestingly in order to re-use his services, the club prepared a jet to take him to England along with Roberto Firmino and ahead of Manchester City which will take place in Etihad stadium, after the player traveled long Klopp make sure Phil in a healthy condition, but the former player Inter Milan should get an extra training menu to restore their best performance after recovering from injury.
“It’s a little different,” Jurgen Klopp said on the club’s official website.
“Roberto played in the second game a little longer, but both are fit enough so now we have to monitor him.
“Of course it’s different because Phil, I know what people think, but Phil has been in trouble a few weeks ago and can not practice so that means he’s out for about three weeks.
“Yes, he went to the national team and practiced nornal, but now we have to prepare for a normal season so we have seven games before the next International break and we saw the exercises this morning and thought ok, maybe we should use from the beginning because he really really good, but that does not make sense.
“We now have to continue pre-season, not too long, but in some sessions we have to give ourselves time because next month we have seven matches.
“We always have the same decision to make ‘does he need to practice or can he play?’ And all that.
“Yes, now he will practice more than any other player, but he comes up with a very, very good mood and looks very promising.”