Coutinho unconcerned by 'improved' Everton ahead of derby

Mahmoud Dahoud

Several media outlets, including Sky Sports, are reporting the 28-year-old returned from England duty with a thigh injury and will probably miss this weekend's Merseyside derby.

Starting both England games during the global break, Adam Lallana completed 66 minutes against Germany followed by the full 90 minutes on Sunday, providing an assist for Jamie Vardy's goal in the home win against Lithuania.

Liverpool host Everton on Saturday lunchtime before Bournemouth visit Anfield next Wednesday.

Klopp will be without Adam Lallana who picked up an injury over the global break.

He will also be hoping Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino return without any concerns following their involvement with Brazil in their World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Paraguay.




"I've experienced these games both home and away and the intensity is equal with the fans".

"I don't even think about any of our rivals - including Everton. They're the victories you always enjoy", he said.

Robbie Fowler expects Liverpool to continue their Merseyside derby dominance by beating Everton in Saturday's Premier League clash.

There are nine games left to play, and the Reds now sit in the fourth spot, but Manchester United and Arsenal both have two games in hand.

Liverpool did similar for the last worldwide break in November - to bring their Brazilians home from Peru - as they shared the cost with Manchester City and Paris St Germain, whose players were also on board. Every three points is crucial from now until the end, but a derby win would be a huge boost to moral going into the final stretch.

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