'Really struggled' - Carragher slams Liverpool midfielder after Man City defeat

Sadio Mane will serve a three-match ban after his clash with Ederson

Sadio Mane will serve a three-match ban after his clash with Ederson

Though Mignolet wasn't the one to blame for the loss, Liverpool's heavy, 5-0 defeat to Manchester City has further helped to fuel rotation talk, and The Liverpool Echo now think there's a good chance Karius plays on Wednesday when Liverpool travel to Spain to face Sevilla.

Coutinho has not featured for Liverpool this season due to a reported back injury. Listen to the latest episode and subscribe to the podcast on Deezer and iTunes.

"It was a decision made with the season in mind".

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"He came back after a long flight, after three weeks without playing".

Klopp cited Coutinho's lack of training and involvement with Brazil as the reasons why he saw fit to rest him against City but is primed to call on the playmaker for the first time this season against the Andalusians, who will be looking to capitalise on the Reds' Manchester malaise.

"We have to take the first 20 minutes and how we played before the worldwide break and take it into the next game", said the Belgium global.

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It's a good team, a great group that's got us promoted. We need Rafa back as soon as possible. "He said we are now under way".

"So we thought "Let's give him three or four days' proper training - and then he's available for us which is good news".

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Coutinho, Liverpool's top-scorer last season and the heart of their midfield creativity, will no doubt be integral to Liverpool's attack amid Mane's suspension.

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"Klavan has not set the world alight as a Liverpool player and, when you're going to the Etihad, you want your back four to be confident and connected and know where each other is. You cannot play these passes better, you have only to make a little more of it. [Coutinho's] a fantastic player, that's really good, hopefully we can use him as quick as possible, but that's how it is".

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