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Coutinho out of cup tie as Klopp waits on star to be scanned

Coutinho after suffering the knock at the weekend
Coutinho after suffering the knock at the weekend

Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho will miss Tuesday's EFL Cup quarter-final at home to Leeds with suspected ankle ligament damage.

Speaking at a press conference today, Jurgen Klopp said: “You know about Philippe, we will know more this afternoon,” as the Brazilian ace was pictured on crutches heading to a private hospital in Liverpool.

Fellow Brazilian Roberto Firmino is unlikely to be risked after sustaining a minor calf problem in Saturday's win over Sunderland, while striker Daniel Sturridge is not yet back training after a similar problem.

Simon Mignolet will replace Loris Karius in goal.

Provisional squad: Mignolet, Alex-Arnold, Lucas, Klavan, Moreno, Grujic, Stewart, Brannagan, Ejaria, Mane, Origi, Karius, Lovren, Clyne, Matip, Gomez, Can, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Woodburn, Wilson, T Gomes, M Gomes.