Good News As Coutinho Diagnosed With Just A Minor Hamstring Injury

coutinho-newPhilippe Coutinho has been diagnosed with a minor hamstring strain following a scan on the injury he suffered in Liverpool’s stunning 4-1 demolition of Manchester City.

The Brazil international limped off midway through the second half of Saturday’s triumph at the Etihad.

Reds medical staff opted to give it 48 hours to settle down in the hope that it was just cramp but the decision was taken to send Coutinho to Newton-le-Willows for him to be scanned on Monday evening.

Liverpool Weekly Review

thisisanfieldThere was some mixed news for Liverpool during the international break with word that central defender Sakho would be out for six to eight weeks having sustained a knee injury in the defeat to Crystal Palace but there was some positive news when it was revealed that Sturridge has returned to full training, although Klopp admitted that he is “wary of risking” the striker right away given his recurring injury problems.

Milner: We Will Get Better

milner-liverpoolJames Milner feels there is even more to come from Liverpool after their stunning victory at Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp’s rampant Reds knocked City off the top of the Premier League with a comprehensive 4-1 win at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Most of the damage was done in a whirlwind opening period as Liverpool raced into a 3-0 lead after forcing an Eliaquim Mangala own goal and with further strikes from Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino.

It was some statement by the Merseysiders as momentum continues to build under new boss Klopp while City were left with plenty of questions to answer.

Coutinho Injury Worry For Liverpool

new-coutinhoJurgen Klopp hopes Liverpool reacted quickly enough to a potential hamstring injury for Philippe Coutinho after the Brazilian playmaker was forced off midway through Saturday’s 4-1 win at Manchester City.

Coutinho was sensational at the Etihad Stadium as he scored Liverpool’s second goal and created the third for Roberto Firmino to hand Klopp’s side a three-goal lead within 32 minutes.

The Liverpool Echo reports that Coutinho will undergo a scan after leaving the Etihad with “some discomfort in his hamstring,” and Klopp says the Merseyside club must now wait for more information.

Klopp: We played with big passion

Klopp-KopLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, having won 3-1 at defending champions Chelsea last month, has now taken maximum points from his meetings with two of last year’s top four.

His biggest win since taking over seven weeks ago more than made up for the home defeat against Crystal Palace immediately before the international break.

“It was very satisfying. I’m not sure if it was the best (performance) but I rarely compare games,” Klopp said.

“Two weeks ago we lost the game against Palace, now we have taken those points back.

Liverpool Rip City Apart At The Etihad

coutinho-newLiverpool produced a stunning performance as they beat title favourites Manchester City 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium.

On what proved a chastening night for Raheem Sterling against his old club, Liverpool enjoyed a whirlwind start, with an own goal from Eliaquim Mangala and strikes from Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino inside 32 minutes.

Sergio Aguero marked his return from injury with a superb effort to reduce the arrears, but Martin Skrtel secured three Barclays Premier League points for the visitors nine minutes from time.

Liverpool’s performance was some statement as they continue to build momentum under new boss Jurgen Klopp, while City were simply run ragged.

Liverpool Week In Review: Reds Miss Opportunity To Close Gap On Top Four

klopp-coutinhoLiverpool ended last week on a high with a fantastic 1-3 victory at Stamford Bridge and Klopp’s men continued their winning run when they visited Rubin Kazan in the Europa League on Thursday. There were a couple of changes in the starting line-up with Lovren replacing Skrtel at centre back, while Allen replaced Lucas in midfield, with Ibe and Benteke coming in for Lallana and Coutinho, leaving Firmino in a deeper role behind the Belgian striker.

Klopp Not Amused With Early Departures From Anfield

Klopp-KopJurgen Klopp admitted he was left feeling ‘pretty alone’ as he witnessed an Anfield exodus after losing his unbeaten record.

The Liverpool manager looked around the stadium in the moments after Scott Dann’s header had secured a 2-1 win for Crystal Palace and was visibly taken aback by the sight of supporters heading for the exits rather than staying behind to try and launch a late rally.

Klopp, whose message to fans on his first day in the job last month was for them to become ‘believers not doubters’, insisted he was not attacking them in any way but it was clear that a stadium emptying while the outcome was still in the balance jarred him.

Gerrard Comments Show That He Went To MLS Just For The Money

la-galaxy-gerrard-liverpoolExtremely naive quotes from ex-Liverpool and current LA Galaxy star Steven Gerrard on the club’s website.

The former England captain arrived in LA with a lot of fanfare, but unlike another previous England captain who played for the Galaxy, Gerrard seemed to be in Major League Soccer more for the money than the challenge of winning trophies.

On the pitch Gerrard was a disappointment, looking tired and lethargic for most of the season. Part of the reason for that could be that Gerrard kept making these midweek trips back to England to commentate on Champions League games.

Liverpool Week In Review: Reds Extend Unbeaten Streak Under Klopp To Five

klopp-coutinhoJurgen Klopp’s reign as Liverpool manager started with three draws but he finally achieved his first win on Wednesday in the league cup before the second bus arrived with a fantastic victory in the Premier League on Saturday. Klopp handed debuts to youngsters Randall and Brannagan and first starts to Teixeira and Firmino when the Reds welcomed Bournemouth to Anfield in the 4th round of the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night. Liverpool began well but were almost caught out when Stanislas struck for the Cherries only for Bogdan, deputising in goal for the rested Mignolet, coming to the rescue early on. Firmino was a bright spark throughout with Federici tipping his long-range effort over-the-bar before he set-up Teixeira in the 17th minute and the Portuguese midfielder had his cheeky backheel cleared off the line before Clyne followed-up to smash home the only goal of the game and his first for Liverpool following his summer move from Southampton.