Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho taken off with ankle injury

Philippe Coutinho
Coutinho was taken off with a protective brace around his leg

Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho could face a lengthy spell out after being taken off on a stretcher during the 2-0 win against Sunderland.

The 24-year-old was tackled by Didier Ndong and immediately dropped to the turf wincing in pain before being carried off with his leg in a brace.

"It is an ankle injury but we can't say any more until we see a scan," said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

"Roberto Firmino also got a knock on the calf but it should not be serious."

Ex-Arsenal defender Martin Keown said on Final Score: "It's not looking good for Coutinho.

"He was writhing in agony and waved at the bench straight away. It looks like a really bad injury."

Brazilian Coutinho has been in superb form for Jurgen Klopp's side this season scoring five league goals and six assists in the Premier League.

Philippe Coutinho is tackled in the Sunderland box by Didier Ndong
Coutinho was tackled in the Sunderland box by Didier Ndong

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