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Thursday 19 April 2018

Boost for Coutinho

LIVERPOOL midfielder Philippe Coutinho is in line for a return to action for his side's top-of-the-table clash against Premier League leaders Arsenal tomorrow.

The 21-year-old Brazilian needed surgery on his shoulder following a challenge with Swansea City's Ashley Williams in mid-September.

"He's been given the all clear by the specialist to come in," manager Brendan Rodgers told reporters at a news conference.

"He's been training for the last few weeks, so he'll come back into the squad."

Left back Jose Enrique is a doubt, however.

He has already missed the draw against Newcastle United and the win over West Bromwich Albion with a knee injury.

Liverpool are currently third in the league with 20 points, two behind Arsenal and level on points with Chelsea.

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