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Jurgen Klopp gives positive news on Philippe Coutinho injury

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Boss is hopeful of immediate return

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is hopeful that star player Philippe Coutinho will be fit to make an immediate return to action against Southampton on Sunday.

The Brazilian limped off in the early stages of Liverpool’s Monday night 1-0 win away at Watford, with a dead leg.

He has been in light training this week, and Klopp discussed him in his press conference this morning

“Phil was back running yesterday … We can’t be 100 per cent sure, but in this moment it looks positive.”

Sunday’s game has huge significance for the third-placed Reds as they look to nail down their hold on a top-four spot.

Klopp said: “Our plan for Sunday is to use Anfield.

“For some, it’s a nervy situation, but we need to be brave, enjoy the game, and use the crowd.

“I understand absolutely that people are getting nervous but Anfield is always more than good. What we’re going for is for all of us.

“There is positive pressure, we can go for something.”

You can read our preview for Liverpool vs Southampton here, as the Reds host the Saints looking to keep up the chase for a top 4 finish.

 

By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10

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