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Coutinho Features in First Klopp Training Session

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Despite suffering a minor groin strain on while Brazil duty, Philippe Coutinho was fit enough to take part in Jurgen Klopp's first training session as Liverpool manager.

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After being sent home from the Brazil team late last week with a minor groin strain, there were some concerns that Liverpool could be without Philippe Coutinho for an extended period. Instead, the creative midfielder took part in training with his teammates for Jurgen Klopp's first session today.

It's a boost for the club's new manager—not to mention the fans—heading into a match against Tottenham on Saturday and a busy October. Following the weekend's league match, Liverpool host Rubin Kazan in Europe, then Southampton and Chelsea in the league either side of a League Cup match against Bournemouth.

It means there won't be much downtime between each game for Klopp to get to know his new players and get them working how he wants, which makes Coutinho's availability this week a welcome piece of news. He was joined in training by fellow first-team regulars Daniel Sturridge, Lucas Leiva, and Alberto Moreno.

After featuring for their countries last week, Mamadou Sakho and James Milner returned to Melwood to meet the new manager and take part in training. Though vice-captain Milner returned, Danny Ings, Adam Lallana, and Nathaniel Clyne remained on international duty with England and will feature against Lithuania.

Jordan Henderson, Roberto Firmino, Christian Benteke, and Dejan Lovren have all met with the new manager, though all remain on the injured list and did not take part in training today.