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Philippe Coutinho Correia | Midfielder | #10

Team: Liverpool
Age / DOB:  (23) / 6/12/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 159

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Jurgen Klopp made it known that Philippe Coutinho's early withdraw from Liverpool's loss to Villareal yesterday evening was due to an illness, putting his status for Sunday against Swansea City in doubt.
Klopp did not elaborate on Coutinho's condition, only to simply say the midfielder was ill. This could turn out to be very good or very bad news for fantasy managers hoping to use him this weekend against the Swans. The good news is, if Coutinho's illness is not severe, his shortened shift in the Europa League could increase his chances of starting on Sunday. The bad news, of course, is that Klopp may call on another option if he thinks Coutinho is not back in good health. While it is always nice to think optimistically, the fact is Coutinho is very hard to trust these days in fantasy. In his last four league starts, he has been outstanding, delivering three goals and three assists. The problem is, those games are sandwiched around five games where he did not start. Apr 29 - 10:31 AM

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Philippe Coutinho played one of his best games of the season and scored the lone goal for the Liverpool, but Tottenham would level the match and the two sides ended in a 1-1 draw.

So much for the long flight home having any ill-effect on the Brazilian playmaker. Coutinho was the center of the Reds attack today, creating chances and threatening the goal himself throughout the match. After a goalless first half, he scored the opener in the 51st minute, playing a 1-2 with Daniel Sturridge and delivering a side-footed finish. Hugo Lloris came up with several big saves or it could have been a monster day for Coutinho. No one will be happier with his effort today than Leicester City and their supporters as they could widen the gap on Spurs tomorrow with a win against Southampton.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 2 - 2:36 PM

Philippe Coutinho looks set to start this weekend after returning to training for Liverpool today and looking no worse for the wear after a long trip back from South America yesterday.

Coutinho only played in one of Brazil's two games over the international break, and that was as with a 23 minute shift as a substitute, so it was never a matter of fatigue from pitch time. The club was more concerned with how a thirteen hour plane ride would take a toll on him, but it looks like the playmaker is perfectly fine. It is especially good news for Liverpool, as their other influential midfielder, Robero Firmino, appears to be a major doubt for the tough matchup against Tottenham.
Mar 31 - 5:31 PM

Jurgen Klopp will need to assess Philippe Coutinho tomorrow as he decides whether the Brazilian midfielder is fit enough for the weekend after a long trip home from South America.

Coutinho was an unused substitute for Brazil's final match during the international break, but a grueling 13-hour plane ride back to Merseyside will not make him available for training until tomorrow, while the rest of the team has returned today. With Roberto Firmino still labeled a doubt for the weekend clash with Tottenham, the Reds could possibly be without their two best playmakers going up against one of the better defenses in the league. The match is the late game on Saturday, so it offers Coutinho an extra bit more time to recoup from the long flight. He should otherwise be fresh. Liverpool have been in great goal-scoring form, but some of their key players, Christian Benteke and Divock Origi included, may not be at 100% for the match with Spurs, which should temper expectations for fantasy managers with investment in their attack.
Mar 30 - 9:34 AM

Phillipe Coutinho marked his return from a hamstring injury by getting a start in the FA Cup replay against West Ham United.

Coutinho had been out of action for just over a month with a hamstring injury but was handed a start straight away upon his return. Liverpool lost the match in the final moments against the Hammers, but it was the Brazilian playmaker who equalized the affair shortly after the second half commenced, driving a free kick under the West Ham wall and into the net. His return will be welcome news to fantasy owners in draft leagues and he may be available at a discount in weekly salary leagues due to his prolonged absence, but he is not a recommended pickup in the FPL game. For one, the Reds have a blank immediately following the Week 26 round this weekend, not to mention he can be frustratingly streaky. Take away the four goals he scored in a three week span from gameweeks 11-13, he has scored just once on the season and that was opening day.
Source: BBC Sport
Feb 10 - 3:48 AM

Liverpool have a challenging January schedule and will have to play much oof it without Philippe Coutinho.

The Brazilian creator will miss the Reds' FA Cup opener as well as matches with Arsenal and Manchester United in the Premier League at the minimum. The injury should give Robert Firmino a run in his preferred position.
Jan 7 - 7:36 AM

Liverpool beat Stoke City 1-0 in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final but the win came at a steep potential cost with Philippe Coutinho, Dejan Lovern and Kolo Toure all suffering injuries.

Picking up a win in the road half of the semi-final tie have Liverpool feeling good about their chances of advancing to the finals of the League Cup to face either high flying Manchester City or bitter rivals Everton. The concern coming out of the match will be that three players including their best player this season, Philippe Coutinho, went off injured. Coutinho's replacement, Jordan Ibe, scored the winner but the cost could be high if Liverpool drop points in the League as a result.
Jan 5 - 5:03 PM

Philippe Coutinho has been included in the squad for Liverpool when they take on FC Sion in Europa League action Thursday evening.

Owners of Coutinho will be happy to hear this after wondering what could have been had he been fit for the surprising loss to Newcastle United on Thursday. From a fantasy perspective, the best case scenario is that the midfielder gets 20 or 30 minutes as a substitute to prove his fitness and keep him fresh enough for a Week 16 start against West Brom. Were he to start against FC Sion, then it becomes a question mark for making the starting XI against the Baggies, much like the previous week when Daniel Sturridge started the midweek cup match only to return to a bench role for league play.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 09:52:00 AM

Liverpool will have an extra day to assess the status of prized midfielder Philippe Coutinho, but as of Friday's press conference, Jurgen Klopp does not sound optimistic he will play.

According to the presser covered by This is Anfield, Klopp does not think Coutinho will be ready. In his words "he doesn't feel comfortable" and "we can...wait until he is available. Luckily for Liverpool, they are facing an easy opponent on paper in Newcastle United and given their road form, should still be considered a strong bet to take the three points. FPL managers should go ahead and bench the Brazilian though, because if he does feature, it will likely be a truncated appearance. Managers in other formats should be looking at replacement options as there is only one other fixture after the Pool game so waiting to see team news may make it too late to find a viable alternative.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 09:58:00 AM

Jurgen Klopp stated in his press conference ahead of Liverpool's match against Swansea City that he is "unsure" on the possible involvement of Philippe Coutinho.

Certainly fantasy relevant news in any format, as Coutinho has been arguably the hottest midfield option in recent weeks. Klopp also mention that he is unsure whether or not Christian Benteke is fit enough to play two matches in short time, referring to the Belgian's start in last night's Europa win. An interesting play in all of this from a fantasy format is Adam Lallana, who has been cementing a role in recent weeks and was once a fantasy stud in his Southampton days.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 09:20:00 AM

Philippe Coutinho will have a scan after limping out of the Saturdays’ emphatic win over Manchester City at The Etihad.

Coutinho was superb throughout the late kick-off and a constant thorn in the City side. The Brazilian’s movement, trickery and link-up play proved too much as Liverpool cruised to a 4-1 victory. Coutinho took his tally to 4-goals and 1-assist from his last three games and the South American is beginning to flourish under the new German coach. However, the sight of the 23-year-old limping to the side-lines with an apparent hamstring problem will be a concern. Post-match Jurgen Klopp was optimistic in his assessment of the injury "I hope we got there early enough, it was a little bit of cramp. He felt something. I hope that's all it was because everybody can see that he's very important to us." Liverpool play Bordeaux in the Europa League on Thursday while Swansea will arrive at Anfield in game week fourteen.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 01:26:00 PM

Philippe Coutinho made it three in two matches in the Premier League but it wasn't enough as Liverpool dropped a 2-1 decision to Crystal Palace at Anfield.

It was the first loss of the Jurgen Klopp era. Yannick Bolasie opened the scoring in the 21st minute. Coutinho equalized but it wasn't to be as Scott Dann scored late from a Yohan Cabaye corner to give Crystal Palace the 2-1 lead. Liverpool dominated possession 65% to 35% and dominated shots 22 to 9 but the shooting was wild as they only managed 4 shots on target. Palace equaled that number of shots on target and were more clinical with the four that they had and took the points back home to south London.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 01:29:00 PM

Phillipe Coutinho delivered two wonderfully-struck goals to guide Liverpool to a comeback win over crisis-ridden Chelsea, 1-3.

Chelsea grabbed the opening goal inside the first ten minutes, but Liverpool completely dominated statistically from there, though it took a last moment strike by Coutinho in the added time of the first half to deservedly level the match. He sent a dazzling curler out of the reach of Asmir Begovic after being teed up by Roberto Firmino. The Reds kept the foot on the gas in the second half and Coutinho struck another curler after the ball was nodded into his path by Christian Benteke. They would put the game, and perhaps Jose Mourinho's Chelsea career, to bed with a Benteke strike late on, set up by a low cross from Jordan Ibe. The Klopp era is now alive and well, and with a fit Benteke and Firmino along with an in form Coutinho, are set up nicely for the time being.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 10:53:00 AM

Phillipe Coutinho will not be participating in international duty as the Brazilian looks to nurse a groin injury sustained at some point during the recent Merseyside derby.

Coutinho played a full 90 minutes in Sunday's derby but came away with an issue to the groin area that has been deemed serious enough to keep him out of international competition as Brazil play a couple of World Cup qualifiers. Liverpool are offering no timetable as of yet on his return. In other news for the playmaking midfielder, rumor have recently surfaced that he wants out of Anfield, precisely what the Reds do not want to hear right now, as they attempt to transition away from the Brendan Rodgers era. Coutinho was arguably Liverpool's most dynamic figure last season and if he has lost the passion to play for his current club, it only makes the situation there all the more disastrous.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 04:34:00 PM

Liverpool played poorly on both sides of the ball and went down to ten men when Phillipe Coutinho was given a second yellow card as they lost to West Ham 0-3.

This is one the Reds will want to forget as quickly as possible. Poor defending led to the first two Hammer goals, as Martin Skrtel failed to clear a ball effectively and Dejan Lovren simply gave the ball away to put the Hammers up 0-2 within the opening half hour. Early in the second half, Coutinho made a rash sliding tackle of Mark Noble and his second booking saw him off. The attack, outside of a 30 yard strike of the woodwork by Roberto Firmino in the early going, was dormant all day. The Reds will have a fortnight to get things right but no Coutinho in Week 5 will certainly hurt.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 12:01:00 PM