Which players are struggling to be fit for Liverpool vs. Southampton?…
Philippe Coutinho will be given every possible chance to overcome the dead leg he suffered in the opening stages of Monday night’s win at Watford.
The Brazilian’s availability, for the hosting of Southampton on Sunday, looks increasingly plausible with manager Jürgen Klopp admitting at his pre-match press conference on Friday: “We can’t be 100%, but it looks rather positive.”
Elsewhere, captain Jordan Henderson remains no closer to a comeback from his ongoing foot problem and fears are growing his season may be over.
If that’s proves to be the case he will join Kevin Stewart (hernia), Sadio Mané, Danny Ings and Adam Bogdan (all knee) in needing to refocus his aspirations for a competitive return to pre-season.
Visitors Southampton may welcome back striker Charlie Austin (shoulder) and left-back Matt Targett (hamstring) after manager Claude Puel revealed plans to improve the duo’s fitness with some game time for the club’s U23s on Friday night.
Rumoured Liverpool target Virgil van Dijk won’t be seen again this term though because of an ankle injury sustained towards the end of January.
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