Extra shifts instead of city: Klopp leaves Coutinho at home
Midfield star Coutinho is not part of the Reds squad against ManCity – and has to train at home. Ilkay Gündogan is about to make a comeback at City. Without midfield star Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool FC Liverpool travels to Manchester City (Sat. I decided not to include him in the squad,”said trainer Jürgen Klopp at a press conference,” He will instead do some extra training sessions,”With regard to the long season, Klopp explained:” We have to get him fit again. The Brazilian is in agreement with the decision,”said Klopp,”he didn’t want to play just 15 minutes”(DAZN shows international top leagues like Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1 live! Before his comeback, however, Ilkay Gündogan is standing for ManCity:”He has been training for the last two weeks and is part of the squad,”said city coach Pep Guardiola, who had not played a mandatory match since his cruciate ligament rupture in December last year. In total, Barca had submitted three offers for the 25-year-old. Liverpool, however, refused the final 130 million euro bid, but due to alleged back problems he hasn’t played a mandatory match for his club this season, returning to the Reds’ team training on Thursday, last week in Brazil’s qualifying match against Ecuador 30 minutes and scoring a goal.