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Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho could return sooner than expected

Published 24/11/2015 | 11:41

Philippe Coutinho is understood have sustained only a minor hamstring strain.
Philippe Coutinho is understood have sustained only a minor hamstring strain.

The injury Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho sustained against Manchester City is not too serious and he could feature against Swansea next weekend, Press Association Sport understands.

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Coutinho, who came off in the 68th minute of his side's 4-1 Barclays Premier League victory at City on Saturday, is understood to have undergone a scan on Monday that showed he had suffered only a minor hamstring strain.

And, while it would seem unlikely he will be involved in Thursday's Europa League home clash with Bordeaux, it now looks possible he could play a part in the league game against Swansea at Anfield three days later.

The 23-year-old Brazil international scored Liverpool's second goal on Saturday in what was a stand-out individual performance.

The strike was his fourth goal in three appearances.

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