Jurgen Klopp’s rousing behaviour followed by a Divock Origi’s stunning solo effort saw the mighty Reds cruise past a resilient Sunderland side earlier this week. Origi’s contribution shed light on Liverpool’s bench strength while back to back clean sheets (first with a win, this season) put long standing defensive woes to a rest (for the time being).
While The Normal One inspired Liverpool to victory, the weekend turned better for the Anfield faithful as The Special One was sent off for the second time this season, creating a record while the Blue part of the Merseyside succumbed to a narrow defeat against the Saints.
FAR FROM PERFECT?
If you thought this is what it feels like a perfect weekend for Liverpool fans, the biggest news of the weekend was O Magico! Phillipe Coutinho’s ankle injury courtesy a challenge from Didier Ndong. Klopp sounded optimistic in the post match interview but recent reports suggest otherwise.
Suggestions of a probably fracture has been ruled out but it is understood that the Brazilian has damaged his Ankle Ligament which might put him off Melwood (and Anfield too) for as long as 4-6 weeks. This also means Coutinho might not make it to crucial encounters against Everton and Manchester City.
RAY OF HOPE?
Divock Origi endured a similar injury last season against Everton but worked his way back into the first team within a month’s time so there is still hope for a quick recovery but the creative genius of Coutinho will certainly be missed irrespective of how long he stays out of action.
Fellow counterpart Firmino will not require a scan, it was confirmed but he might be rested for the midweek EFL clash against Leeds. Daniel Sturridge is out with a calf problem and did not attend training on Sunday which means he is also far from making an appearance against Leeds. Adam Lallana is back in training with the fitness coach and is on the road to recovery.