Klopp hints at Coutinho role

11 September 2017 09:03:49 EST

Jurgen Klopp has indicated that Philippe Coutinho will be involved in Wednesday's Champions League encounter with Sevilla at Anfield.

The Brazilian has returned to full training after missing Liverpool's opening five games of the season due to a back injury.

He made two substitute appearances for his country during the recent international break but Klopp decided not to include the 25-year-old in his squad for Saturday's 5-0 defeat at Manchester City.

"It was a decision made with the season in mind. He came back from a long flight, after two substitute appearances and three weeks without training," Klopp said of the reasoning behind Coutinho's omission from the match at the Etihad Stadium.

"We play on Wednesday, we play on Saturday, we play, play, play, play, play. I will have the situation all the time now over the next three or four weeks.

"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.

"Phil is a fantastic player and, hopefully, we can use him as quickly as possible."

Mo Salah is 6/5 to score at any time on Wednesday in a match Liverpool are 8/1 to win 2-0. Meanwhile, Klopp's side are 13/8 to keep a clean sheet in the encounter and 11/2 to score a penalty.

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