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Philippe Coutinho Correia | Midfielder | #10

Team: Liverpool
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/12/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 150

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Philippe Coutinho sustained ligament damage to his ankle in Liverpool's win over Sunderland this past weekend and the midfielder is set to be sidelined for about six weeks.
Coutinho's projected absence means we will not be seeing the playmaking Brazilian back in action until sometime in January 2017. It could not come at a much worse time as it occurs right during the busiest stretch, the festive period of the Premier League schedule. So, while he is to miss six weeks or thereabouts, he is likely to miss seven or eight league games. Jurgen Klopp's side does offer plenty of depth but are now dealing with the newest of a long series of Daniel Sturridge issues and await the return of Adam Lallana. A healthy Sturridge could push Roberto Firmino to Coutinho's wide position or, once Lallana returns, the Englishman could play in a more advanced wide role. Divock Origi stands to see more opportunities as well and could act as temporary help for fantasy managers. Nov 29 - 5:39 AM
Source: Daily Mail

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Philippe Coutinho looks to be this weekend’s big casualty after he was stretchered off at Anfield on Saturday.

As the little Brazilian cut inside, his heavy touch allowed Didier Ndong to step in and boot the ball clear. Coutinho stretched to block the punt, but his right ankle caught the full force of the Sunderland midfielder's follow-through and he was left writhing in agony on the turf. Coutinho signalled to the bench immediately and he was carried off with his leg in a protective brace. BBC pundit Martin Keown had this to say: "I'm speculating here but it looks like a really bad injury - possibly a broken foot or, at best a twisted ankle. That's a massive shame because he is the worst player Liverpool could be without." While across on BT Sport, ex-Newcastle and Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas said: "I’ve seen quite of few of these injuries and there’s a ligament at the front of the ankle and it looks like [Ndong was stronger in the challenge] and his ankle snaps down. It’s a bad one."
Nov 26 - 11:19 AM

Jürgen Klopp admits Philippe Coutinho had a "little bit" of a problem but insists he did not take any risks with his Brazilian play maker.

Coutinho had been a slight doubt for the trip to St Mary’s after returning from international duty with a tight hamstring. However, following a battery of tests, Klopp was satisfied that the in-form Samba Star was ready and able to face Southampton. "Three things are important for me – what the doc says, what the scan says when you have one and what the player says," the Liverpool manager revealed post-match. "All were thumbs up so we let him run." Surprisingly, Coutinho played the full 90 minutes coming through the goalless encounter unscathed; a decision which was maybe influenced by the loss of Adam Lallana due to the groin injury he picked up playing for England: "It was serious enough to be not involved today and possibly the next two or three games. We don't know exactly in the moment but that was the only problem we had."
Source: The Express
Nov 21 - 5:50 AM

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp risked further injury to star attacker Philippe Coutinho on Saturday but to no avail against Southampton.

The only good news from the shocking 0-0 draw, given Liverpool's current run of goalscoring form, at the St Mary's was the fact that Coutinho's condition didn't worsen after returning from international duty with hamstring tightness. But Klopp reassured in his post-match news conference that there was no major risk: "Because of the flight, Phil [Coutinho] had a little bit [of a problem] but obviously no big problem as everybody could see today. We would have taken no risk, 100 per cent not. Three things are important for me – what the doc says, what the scan says when you have one and what the player says."
Source: Express
Nov 21 - 5:45 AM

Sky Sports provided detail on the MRI Philippe Coutinho had yesterday, reporting that the scan was on a minor hamstring injury, but the midfielder has yet to be ruled out of contention for tomorrow's trip to Southampton.

The report on Coutinho labeled the scan as a "precautionary" measure as the midfielder apparently experienced tightness in the muscle following his last match while playing for the Brazilian national team. One would speculate that if the MRI shows no damage that Coutinho could return to training today and be in line for the match against the Saints. However, there is still reason to worry for fantasy owners that Jurgen Klopp could use Coutinho off the bench or rest him altogether.
Source: Sky Sports
Nov 18 - 5:41 AM

Philippe Coutinho was spotted in hospital on Thursday, having undergone an MRI scan, putting the midfielder's availability this weekend in doubt.

Just when fantasy managers think the dust had settled from the international break and all players have been accounted for, Coutinho, the highest-owned player in the FPL game, pops up with a mysterious issue. The Liverpool Echo reported on the Brazilian's status following a photograph that showed him signing paperwork in a hospital waiting room. However, the Echo apparently are in the dark regarding what part of Coutinho's body was scanned or what type of injury is suspected. Coutinho played in both of Brazil's matches over the international break and he was being flown home along with Roberto Firmino without any indication of injury. Hopefully, the fantasy community will be given an update on the playmaker before Saturday's deadline.
Nov 18 - 1:59 AM

Philippe Coutinho assisted on two of Liverpool's four goals at Selhurst Park including the winner.

It wasn't as impressive an outing from the Reds as the scoreline might lead you to believe. They won by two and scored four but their defense was shaky and they benefitted from some absentee defending by their hosts on set pieces. Still, three points is three points and they kept pace with Manchester City and Arsenal on 23 points.
Oct 29 - 4:54 PM

Liverpool were in the ascendancy for the majority of the clash with West Brom at Anfield but should have converted more of their chances.

Liverpool would have gone top of the league with a 2 goal win but failed to get this. Roberto Firmino crossed in over the top from the left to set up Mane for a cool finish to put The Reds ahead after 20 minutes of pressure. Mane then provided the pass for Coutinho at the left side of the box which gave the Brazilian the platform to glide past the flailing Dawson and finish at the near post. Firmino, Lovren and Coutinho all should have added to the 'Pool's lead in the second half but failed due to Ben Foster and heroic defending. McAuley got an 81st minute goal to reward Albion for dominating after 70' but Liverpool held on for 3 points.
Source: BBC Sport
Oct 22 - 2:29 PM

Liverpool dominated possession and shots but couldn't put one past David De Gea as the bitter rivals split the honors at Anfield on Monday.

Jurgen Klopp may not have come away with the three points that he wanted but he can certainly be proud of the effort his side gave against a club the stature of Manchester United. Liverpool had more and better chances but David De Gea kept out two very good chances from the Reds in the second half. The draw kept Liverpool from moving into a virtual tie atop the table with Arsenal and Manchester City.
Oct 17 - 5:04 PM

Liverpool's dynamic duo of Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino found the net for the Brazilian national team in their 5-0 rout of Bolivia.

Headlines from this match will likely focus on Neymar, who scored the opener for Brazil and later was removed after an elbow left him bleeding from the face. Fifteen minutes after Neymar's strike, Coutinho scored, sending a low shot into the corner of Bolivia's goal. Firmino began the game on the bench, but was able to score as a substitute in the 75th minute, rounding out the scoring by heading in a corner delivered by none other than Coutinho. Liverpool's attacking options look to be essential given their current form and kind run of fixtures ahead and the Brazilian pair have only increased their appeal with this result.
Oct 8 - 7:51 AM

Liverpool deconstructed Hull City on Saturday 5-1, in a game which they could have won by an even wider margin at Anfield.

The near capacity crowd witnessed a masterclass from Liverpool's midfield, led by Coutinho, Lallana and Mane. The game started with The Reds dominating, holding possession and creating chances. Lallana linked up with Coutinho to strike the ball in from close range on 17'. Hull's Elmohamady saw red for handling a Coutinho shot on the line, the subsequent penalty was converted by Milner. Lallana provided Mane on the edge of the box in the 36', with Senegalese given too much time to turn and shoot. 3-0. Meyler pulled one back after a Hull corner before Coutinho struck back immediately from long range. Sub Sturridge won another penalty late on which was again converted by Milner. Nothing for Firmino.
Sep 24 - 12:03 PM

An early flight was arranged for Philippe Coutinho to get the influential midfielder back from international duty as quickly as possible and have him available when Liverpool play Leicester City on Saturday.

Coutinho will play for Brazil against Colombia tonight to help his country in a World Cup qualifier and take an early flight back to Merseyside to allow for extra time to recuperate from the long journey and prepare to play against the defending title-holders. Coutinho only featured as a substitute in Brazil's earlier match during the international break against Ecuador. Assuming he is not required to put in a full shift tonight, he has a very good chance of starting against the Foxes.
Source: Daily Mail
Sep 6 - 7:45 AM

Philippe Coutinho is dealing with a hamstring complaint and will need to have a late fitness test today before Jurgen Klopp can determine if the midfielder will be fit for Liverpool's early kickoff against Tottenham tomorrow.

According to Klopp, "the muscle is a little stiff" in Coutinho's leg, and has been during the week which is why the Brazilian was not risked for the Reds cup match against Burton Albion. It will be a shortened week of training for Coutinho if does indeed feature for the Reds tomorrow but it is a big match against Spurs and after the loss to Burnley last week, Klopp might feel some pressure in getting Coutinho in the game. It certainly is bad news for the many owners who invested in him after such impressive performance against Arsenal in Week 1. Even if he starts, the odds are he will play a truncated shift.
Aug 26 - 9:40 AM

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool fans and fantasy owners of Philippe Coutinho can breathe a sigh of relief as the Brazilian midfielder's early departure in yesterday's match was due merely to a cramp in his leg, not a hamstring injury.

A spectacular opening weekend for Coutinho nearly looked to be spoiled when he let up in the middle of sprinting for the ball, went to ground and was thus removed from the match after scoring a brace in the Reds' thrilling 3-4 win at the Emirates. Jurgen Klopp confirmed that there is no damage to Coutinho's hamstring so he should be fine in time for Week 2 when Liverpool travel to Burnley. If the last two seasons were any indication, Coutinho has a habit of getting his fantasy hauls in bunches so fantasy managers looking to buy him for the next round may not necessarily be chasing points from Week 1. He may come good again against the Clarets.
Aug 15 - 5:33 AM

Philippe Coutinho shined against Arsenal in a 4-3 victory, but was forced to leave the match in the 69th minute with was appears to be a hamstring injury.

Coutinho drew the match level with a thunderbolt free-kick before the stroke of halftime and added a smooth first-time finish in the second to help lift Liverpool over Arsenal in a 4-3 victory. The Brazilian was brilliant prior to his exist, a supposed hamstring injury reported by the Liverpool Echo, scoring two goals on three shots. The extent of his injury will be monitored closely as it would be a huge blow for Klopp should he be sidelined moving forward. Joining Coutinho in the scoring was Adam Lallana and debutant Sadio Mane.
Aug 14 - 2:05 PM