Coutinho to un­dergo an­kle scan amid fears

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

PHILIPPE COUTINHO went for a scan yes­ter­day af­ter he left Mel­wood amidst fears that he has sus­tained an­kle lig­a­ment dam­age.

The in­jury is po­ten­tially a ma­jor blow to Liver­pool’s plans over the next month at least, which in­volves key games against Ever­ton in the Mersey­side derby and then the visit of Manch­ester City to An­field on New Year’s Eve.

The Brazil­ian fell awk­wardly dur­ing Liver­pool’s 2-0 vic­tory over Sun­der­land on Satur­day fol­low­ing a chal­lenge by Di­dier Ndong.

Later, Roberto Firmino was also sub­sti­tuted but Liver­pool have con­firmed his calf strain does not re­quire a scan.

Daniel Stur­ridge, mean­while, did not train again on Sun­day af­ter he pulled up with a tight calf on Thurs­day morn­ing.

Adam Lal­lana, who has been un­avail­able to Liver­pool since the last in­ter­na­tional break, is now train­ing out­side with Liver­pool’s fit­ness coaches and he might be avail­able for next week­end’s trip to Bournemouth. – The In­de­pen­dent

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