Liverpool have suffered a huge blow today as young Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho will undergo a procedure on shoulder injury that would keep him out of action, until October, the club has confirmed.
The youngster suffered an injury during Liverpool’s 2-2 draw against Swansea City in the last match. The 21-year-old couldn’t continue any longer, following a challenge with Ashley Williams in the second half.
After being assessed by the Liverpool’s medical staff, it has been decided that the Brazilian will require surgical stabilization on the AC joint in his shoulder. This could rule him out for a long period of time and will be back in contention towards the end of October.
Coutinho has been one of the most influential players for the Reds since joining the club last season from Inter Milan. His impact on pitch has been paramount this season too along with Daniel Sturridge, and although he didn’t bag a goal or assist this season, but he was undoubtedly the central creative spark for the Reds.
Definitely losing him will be a huge blow. But, the Reds could heave a sigh of relief as Luis Suarez would make a timely return now following his 10-match suspension. Still, all Liverpool fans can do here is wish him quick recovery.