Philippe Coutinho could play for Liverpool against Swansea

Philippe Coutinho scored Liverpool's second in a 4-1 win over Man City
Image: Philippe Coutinho scored Liverpool's second in a 4-1 win over Man City

Liverpool have confirmed that Philippe Coutinho could be fit for this weekend's Premier League clash with Swansea City.

Coutinho picked up a hamstring injury in Saturday's 4-1 demolition of Manchester City on Saturday and he is unlikely to be available for Thursday night's Europe League game with Bordeaux.

But a scan on Monday night showed the damage to Coutinho's hamstring was minor, and Liverpool have told Sky Sports News HQ he could recover in time for Sunday's meeting with Swansea.

Philippe Coutinho was substituted after 63 minutes with hamstring tightness
Image: Coutinho was substituted after 63 minutes with hamstring tightness

The news is a big boost for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp - Coutinho has been in sparkling form for the Reds in recent weeks.

The Brazil international scored his side's second goal against City before being taken off after 63 minutes and replaced by Jordon Ibe.

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Jamie Redknapp and Frank Lampard highlight the performance of Philippe Coutinho as the key factor in the 4-1 win for Liverpool at Manchester City

Liverpool currently have a number of injury concerns, with striker Danny Ings and defender Joe Gomez out for the rest of the season.

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Jose Enrique, Jordan Henderson and Jordan Rossiter are expected to be back in training in the coming weeks but Jon Flanagan and Mamadou Sakho remain out for a further month.

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