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Philippe Coutinho Reportedly Suffered Injury With Brazil

The attacking midfielder was seen going in for a scan on Thursday and is a considered a doubt for Southampton until further notice.

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In a young season full of excellent Liverpool performances, midfielder Philippe Coutinho has emerged as a world class talent. He had shown signs of reaching that mark over the past couple of years but has found more consistency this campaign, which has helped him maintain a higher performance level.

This past week, he shined on the international stage for Brazil, playing 170 quality minutes and scoring a stunning long-range goal against Argentina. However, he reportedly injured himself amid that effort.

Coutinho was spotted at Liverpool's Spire Hospital on Thursday afternoon and is believed to have undergone a scan, according to the Echo. The nature of the problem is not yet known, but he's now considered a doubt for the Reds' clash with Southampton on Saturday.

That adds to manager Jürgen Klopp's upcoming squad selection dilemma, as midfielder Adam Lallana is also doubtful with a groin problem.

Further, an extensive injury for Coutinho would be devastating considering the way the 24-year-old has started this campaign. Without further details or club confirmation, though, there's not yet any reason to believe this is a serious issue.

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