Published: Tue, September 12, 2017
Sport | By Scott Davis

Coutinho available for Sevilla vs Liverpool, Klopp confirms

Coutinho available for Sevilla vs Liverpool, Klopp confirms

The game takes place at Anfield stadium and kick-off is scheduled for 19:45 (GMT).

Coutinho was not involved in Liverpool's humbling 5-0 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday.

Coutinho missed Liverpool's start to the season with a back problem but managed to appear for Brazil during the global break.

Liverpool boss Klopp is missing several key names going into Wednesday night's clash.

Despite appearing to miss Coutinho's invention, Klopp insisted that the rest would benefit the player, who has not appeared for Liverpool since failing to force through a summer move to Barcelona but took to the field twice with the Brazil national team last week.

Coutinho will also help to fill the Premier League void left by Sadio Mane's absence. The 23-year-old has under 10 months remaining on his contract with Liverpool.

"He came back after a long flight, after three weeks without playing".

"It [leaving Coutinho out] was a decision made with the season in mind". We have matches next Wednesday, next Saturday, we play, play, play, play. Huddersfield wanted to sign the Welsh global on loan again this season following a successful spell last season, but Klopp's refusal to allow him to leave suggests that he will get some first-team action at Anfield this season.

Liverpool return to Champions League action later this week in their opening Group E tie at home to La Liga outfit Sevilla.

"I'm not sure it's that easy but if it's that easy it's cool, I have only to bring Phil in and everything is good again", he said.

"We thought it best to give him three or four days proper training and then he'll be available for us, which is very good news", continued Klopp.

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