Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho has allayed any fears of him carrying an injury, declaring himself as “100% fit” for action, the Liverpool Echo reports.
Coutinho is currently away with his native Brazil, as they gear up for a friendly against England on Tuesday evening at Wembley Stadium.
The playmaker has been struggling in recent weeks with a thigh injury, which has caused him to miss Liverpool’s previous three outings. The thigh problem also led to his exclusion in Brazil’s comfortable win over Japan recently.
However, Coutinho is now feeling fit and ready, and will be looking to be given a starting berth by manager Tite against England.
Unfortunately, I could not play for Liverpool in the past three games because of injury. Now I feel 100% fit, I have recovered and I am in a good shape to be available for the game against England. I never want to miss any Brazil games. I am honoured to wear this shirt whenever I can.
England will be our first European opponent under (coach) Tite. We are looking forward to battling with them. They have a lot of quality players who operate in a top league like the Premier League. It will no doubt be a difficult encounter.
Every day, I work harder than before to improve myself and become a better all-around footballer. Thanks to football, I live in England today. Thanks to football, I am able to feed my family. Football has been very generous for me.
Coutinho appears to be in a much improved condition, and could be ready to make his return for Liverpool when the international break comes to its conclusion.
The Reds welcome Southampton to Anfield next Saturday, and will go in the search of another important three points in the Premier League.