Reuters / Andrew Couldridge

Liverpool can be with out Philippe Coutinho for its opening Premier League fixture towards Watford on Saturday after the Brazilian was dominated out of the competition with a again damage.

Supervisor Jurgen Klopp confirmed the damage Friday, including that Coutinho can also be a doubt for Liverpool’s Champions League playoff tie with Hoffenheim on Tuesday.

Information of his absence this weekend comes at a time when his future on the membership is extra unsure than ever.

After days of hypothesis relating to Barcelona‘s reported curiosity and the submission of a bid value €one hundred million, Liverpool issued a assertion Friday outlining its unwillingness to promote Coutinho this summer time.

Nevertheless, shortly after the assertion was revealed, Coutinho reportedly submitted a switch request by way of e mail as he is believed to be upset with the best way through which Liverpool has dealt with the state of affairs since.

Liverpool has subsequently rejected his request to go away and reiterated that he’ll proceed on on the membership after the switch window closes, in line with Ed Aarons and Andy Hunter.