Klopp confirms no hamstring injury for Philippe Coutinho

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Good news – Philippe Coutinho did not suffer a hamstring injury against Arsenal, with Jurgen Klopp confirming the forward was suffering from cramp when he was withdrawn.

Coutinho was replaced on 70 minutes, having pulled up when put through on goal – with a 1 vs. 1 opportunity on offer for his hat-trick.

Replaced by Emre Can, the fear was that the Brazilian may have suffered a hamstring injury.

But Klopp confirmed in his post-match press conference that the Reds’ two-goal hero was only suffering from cramp, which can often occur on the first game of the season.

Klopp admitted he was wrong to celebrate with the players at 4-1 with half an hour to go, saying:
“I made a big mistake because I was involved in celebrations. It was the wrong sign for all of us – because we felt ‘that’s it’.”

Coutinho, Liverpool’s player of the year in the last two seasons, scored two stunning goals, and should now be fit to face Burnley next Saturday.

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