Philippe Coutinho Liverpool star out for just 5, 6 weeks

Coutinho was pictured wearing a protective boot on his injured right foot while walking with crutches.

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Philippe Coutinho play Philippe Coutinho out of just five, six weeks (CHRIS NEILL/MAVERICK PHOTOGRAPHY LIMITED)
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Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho has been ruled out for just five, six weeks less than what was originally feared.

Coutinho was stretched off in the first half of Liverpool's 2-0 win over Sunderland on Saturday, November 26 with a suspected ankle ligament damage.

Philippe Coutinho play The injury is not as bad as first feared (CHRIS NEILL/MAVERICK PHOTOGRAPHY LIMITED)

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Test on Monday, however revealed that the injury was not bad as first feared and will not require surgery.

The 24-year-old will miss crucial games Everton and Manchester City and could be back for Liverpool's trip to Old Trafford to face United on January 15.

Coutinho was pictured on Monday, November 28 on crutches as he arrived a hospital for his scan on Monday, November 28.

He was pictured wearing a protective boot on his injured right foot while walking with crutches.

Philippe Coutinho play Philippe Coutinho was pictured on crutches while arriving hospital for the scan (CHRIS NEILL/MAVERICK PHOTOGRAPHY LIMITED)

 

Before the scan, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was not optimistic of the result. .

Philippe Coutinho play Philippe Coutinho was wearing a protective cast on his injured foot (FameFlynet.uk.com)

 

Phil has his scans this afternoon. What I can say is that it's too long because the best thing is that he's not out. We have to take it how it is,” Klopp said in his press conference ahead of their English League Cup quarter-finals against Leeds United.

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