The Brazilian midfielder has cemented his status as of Jurgen Klopp’s most important players after putting in consistently brilliant performances in the Premier League over the last two seasons.
In fact, the 24-year-old former Inter Milan play-maker has been one of the Reds’ most creative forces this season, having scored six goals in 13 games so far.
But after half-an-hour at Anfield today, Coutinho sustained a nasty-looking knock following a collision with Black Cats midfielder Didier Ndong.
It was apparently so severe that not only could Countiho not continue, but he had to be lifted from the pitch in a stretcher. The scene left a lot of Liverpool fans fearing the worst:
— Majey (@mar_jey) November 26, 2016
Very big blow.. #Coutinho
— #UNBELIVERPOOL !! (@GhettoHolic) November 26, 2016
— Joe Sweeney (@JS12_lfc) November 26, 2016
Coutinho stretched off with leg in a brace. WHY?!? ??? #LFC
— Steve Williamson (@WilliamAndSons) November 26, 2016
No amount of points would make me happy today now that coutinho is injured. I hate life
— Umaarrr. (@MobidEE) November 26, 2016
— Tom McCarron (@McCarronTom) November 26, 2016
Coutinho ? pic.twitter.com/jER1mx1A2o
— Abdullah Abbas (@AbdallahAbbas) November 26, 2016
Should we lose Coutinho over Dec is massive. Top 4 ambitions.
— Robostarred (@robostarred) November 26, 2016
Coutinho ut på bår…https://t.co/iXwpAtt1qE
— jacob (@jaccopacco) November 26, 2016
Yeah coutinho is gonna be injured for time we're fucked
— John Marston (@KaranMakkar12) November 26, 2016
https://t.co/h2xX4OCByG seeing coutinho stretchered off:(((
— owen (@_owenrothwell) November 26, 2016
How big a blow is Coutinho’s misfortune to Liverpool’s season? Could they still challenge for the title without him?
Let us know in the comments section below…
In this week’s show, Daniel is back and joined by website contributor Connor Boylan as they look back on Celtic v Barcelona, a big weekend in Scotland and preview the League Cup final at Hampden:
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