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Philippe Coutinho Injury Update: Liverpool star to miss the rest of the year due to ankle ligament damage

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Liverpool is enjoying success this season thanks in large part to the great form of Philippe Coutinho. However, he suffered an injury in the Reds’ last game against Sunderland. The latest injury update has revealed that Coutinho is out for the rest of the year due to an ankle injury.

Philippe Coutinho suffered an ankle injury against Sunderland

The 24-year-old midfielder was enjoying the form of his life when he was struck down with an injury. He suffered an ankle injury on Saturday when they hosted Sunderland. He was stretchered off the pitch as the fans in Anfield hold their breath, hoping that the injury is not very serious.

Liverpool managed to defeat Sunderland by a score of 2-0 even without Coutinho. Divock Origi picked up the slack to help the Reds earn three more points and the second spot in the English Premier League table.

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Test results revealed that Philippe Coutinho has ligament damage on his ankle

According to This is Anfield, Coutinho is set to miss six weeks due to his ankle injury. He will miss the rest of the year which includes the EFL Cup quarter-final against Leeds and possible seven EPL matches. In those seven matches, he will not be able to participate in the upcoming Merseyside derby against Everton.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp complimented his injured player during an interview with The Guardian. He is very disappointed with the injury but he is confident that his team will be able to perform well without Coutinho.

“Phil, as good as he is, cannot decide games on his own even if it looks like that at times. He dribbles, he shoots and he is important but it is really a team performance that we have created. He’s a very important part of that but of course, we can handle it,” Klopp said.

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Will Liverpool seek a temporary replacement this winter?

Some of the names being linked with Liverpool in the past couple of weeks include Bayer Leverkusen’s Julian Brandt and Dinamo Zagreb’s Ante Coric.  Quincy Promes of Spartak Moscow is also being rumored to be coming to Anfield this winter transfer window.

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