Liverpool fans were treated to a spectacular goal as Emre Can scored a spectacular winner to secure a vital 1-0 win at Watford on Monday night, but the win came at a cost as Philippe Coutinho was forced off in the 13th minute of their English Premier League encounter.
In the post-match press conference, Liverpool manager called it a ‘dead leg’, allaying fears of millions of Reds supporters who feared their maestro was going to be out of action for a while.
And then the man himself shared an Instagram post with the caption “ Thanks to all for the support. It isn't serious Que Golaçooooooooo amigooo @ec2323 big 3 points Obrigado a todos pelas mensagens. Foi só um susto, graças a DEUS nada sério”.
Thanking his fans for all the support, he clearly states that the injury isn't too bad and that gives him a chance of getting fit in time for Sunday’s clash against Southampton. The latter half of the post pays tribute to teammate Can’s wonder strike and that he is happy for the three points.
A dead leg typically takes a few days to heal and with almost a week’s gap between Liverpool’s next game, the 24-year-old should be able to shrug off the heavy challenge he suffered at Vicarage Road.
Liverpool have just three fixtures left , Southampton (Home), West Ham (Away) and Middlesbrough (H) and with Sadio Mane done for the season already, they cannot afford any more injuries.
Coutinho has been impressive for the Reds this season, scoring 10 goals and assisting six more to intensify rumours of a potential summer move to Barcelona but it remains to be seen if Liverpool will be willing to sell their biggest asset.