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Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool forward to have scan on ankle injury

Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho has scored six goals for Liverpool so far this season

Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho will have a scan on Monday after he suffered an ankle injury in the win against Sunderland on Saturday.

He was taken off on a stretcher with suspected ligament damage after colliding with midfielder Didier Ndong.

The Brazilian, 24, has scored five Premier League goals and has six assists for the Reds this season.

Coutinho left Melwood training headquarters on Sunday on crutches with his right ankle in a protective boot.

Manager Jurgen Klopp hopes to receive better news on Coutinho’s fellow countryman Roberto Firmino, who was also substituted late on against the Black Cats. It is unlikely the midfielder will require a scan after a kick on the calf.

Striker Daniel Sturridge did not feature in the game on Saturday after reporting tightness in his calf and he did not train on Sunday.

Midfielder Adam Lallana, who has missed Liverpool’s past two games after picking up a groin problem in England’s 2-2 draw with Spain at Wembley, is in training again under the guidance of fitness coaches.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38123845