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Philippe Coutinho accompanied Brazil team-mates Fernandinho Gabriel Jesus Ederson and Roberto Firmino back to England on Tuesday night

Philippe Coutinho accompanied Brazil team-mates Fernandinho Gabriel Jesus Ederson and Roberto Firmino back to England on Tuesday night

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists the situation with Philippe Coutinho is "all good" after speaking with the wantaway playmaker on his return from global duty. Their highest scorer with two goals this season, Raheem Sterling, however, will miss the clash against his former club through suspension - he was sent off moments after scoring the victor against Bournemouth.

Pep Guardiola confirmed that captain Vincent Kompany will not play for Manchester City against Liverpool on Saturday due to a calf injury picked up whilst playing for Belgium.

Philippe Coutinho will stay out of the Liverpool team when the English Premier League resumes this weekend despite playing for Brazil during the worldwide break. They have, however, been unbeaten so far this season.

"When we started to speak with Arsenal in the last days, they wanted to make a swap with Raz (Raheem Sterling)", the former Barcelona coach explained.

"The Liverpool games always have a good atmosphere in the stadium and it should be one of the most exciting games in the Premier League this weekend".

"I wasn't impressed with them at Watford - they've conceded eight goals in two away games". "I don't think he will be fit tomorrow".

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"He came in yesterday, accepted 100 percent the situation - I didn't even have to say anything about it".

City have alternated between a 4-3-3 and a 3-4-1-2 this season, however Liverpool have stuck with a solid 4-3-3.

"I have been a City supporter since the 1980s so you certainly won't catch me complaining about the talent we have at the club now".

"He agreed completely so it's not like he said: 'No, I don't need training, I want to play.' So, it was a good conversation". Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah have been blistering out wide, linking superbly with Roberto Firmino in central attack.

Despite suggestions of defensive frailties in Liverpool's defence, Klopp's rearguard have only conceded 17 goals from head-to-heads during the period - fewer than any other top team. The trio, however, hasn't had much time together so far, but are bound to improve as the season goes on. He is still young and I think under Klopp he will take his game to the next level. Now is the time for him to show the team is ready to face everything'.

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