Klopp confident Liverpool can cope with Coutinho absence

Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho will have a scan on his injured ankle on Monday afternoon.

As Liverpool had suspected following assessments by their medical staff at Melwood, the scans revealed ligament damage that will sideline the 24-year-old for up to six weeks but will not require surgery.

Liverpool have scored 19 goals in six home league matches this season, a record bettered only in the 1980-81 season, when Bob Paisley's side plundered 19 in just five games.

Klopp is again expected to be without Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge for the League Cup quarter-final against Leeds United on Tuesday night.

The42 is on Instagram! "Then I think we will do it; if not, then not". He has obviously done something but we are all hoping for the best. "If we can not use him for the next few days or weeks, each team in the world would feel it, that's how it is".

"As good as [Coutinho] is, he can not decide games by himself, even when it looks sometimes like this because he takes the ball, dribbles and shoots", the manager explained. We had to try and do that.

Liverpool are reportedly ready to make a firm January bid for one of their long-term targets in the wake of Philippe Coutinho's injury lay-off.

"If we have another few injuries or not, we will see". Some of the things we do is watch the market and scouting promising players. When you're on the pitch you enjoy yourself and when you are not on the pitch you have to accept it and you have to know it is a professional world and we have a very good team. They won 6-1 here the other week [against Watford] so we didn't want to come here and get rolled over that easy.

"Phil's not in, Adam is close but not in, Daniel is not in; they are all quality players but we don't look for excuses", the charismatic German added of the side's potential lineup for today's League Cup quarterfinal against Leeds United.

"To be honest, I don't think the squad runs deeper than 13 or 14 players in terms of top-level class, so if they lose any more of those three lads who have been running the show, Jurgen's resources are going to be stretched". It's still early in the season and we have to think game to game but, of course, when you play for such a club as Liverpool you have to always be looking to win things.

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