Philippe Coutinho will return early from international duty with Brazil in order to make it in time for Liverpool’s game with Leicester.
‘Special arrangements’ have been made to bring Coutinho back to England for Liverpool’s Premier League encounter with Leicester on Saturday.
The Brazilian is due to play in a World Cup a qualifier in Manaus against Colombia which will kick off at 9.45pm local time and 1.45am British time on Wednesday morning.
Coutinho will have to cope with the 85% humidity at the Arena Amazonia, where England played during the World Cup. Although, he’s likely more accustomed to it than the pasty English national team.
Jurgen Klopp has made special arrangements for the creative midfiedler to return on Thursday, according to the Daily Mail.
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Klopp said, “I don’t get frustrated by things I cannot change. Actually, I don’t think any manager in this moment is happy about the international break.
“For Coutinho, he is coming back Thursday morning at 9am and only because we make a few special arrangements with flights.
“Otherwise he would come on Thursday night, so nobody wants this.
“But we cannot change so why should I complain? Not to change. It’s not the best moment in the season for splitting the squad again.”
The international break that follows the close of the summer transfer window is the most inconvenient as it interrupts the brief time that clubs have had with their teams and, as Liverpool know more than most, brings the threat of injury.