The forward was then left out of the squad that suffered a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of the Citizens at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, but Klopp insists the decision was made with Coutinho's fitness in mind.
Coutinho had been the subject of interest from Barcelona in the transfer window, but the Reds refused to sell the Brazil worldwide and he is back in training with Jurgen Klopp's side. If people blame me for this, no problem, but it was a decision taken for the season.More news: Odell Beckham Jr. likely out for Giants' season opener in Dallas
Fellow keeper Mignolet said: "I've had it before when you have to jump into people's feet - and you have to be fearless".
"He opted for Milner, the team was winning the games and we did not compete in European competition, so we did not need so many rotations".
- Player was given extra rest and training time to recover and catch up from global duty. "He came back after a long flight, after three weeks without playing, we have matches next Wednesday, next Saturday, we play play play play, so we thought give him three or four days of proper training and then he's available, which is very good news".More news: UFC 215: Results and best moments
"Emre Can really struggled when he played in the middle of the back three and didn't look solid at all", Carragher said speaking on Sky Sports after the game.
Now is the time for Jurgen Klopp to make Liverpool relevant again in European football's greatest competition, insists Champions League victor Luis Garcia. "I think he is doing it the right way and taking his time with it".
"We've scored a lot of goals already this season, and the players on the pitch have played the kind of passes Phil can play".More news: Sen. Rubio says Hurricane Irma has potential to be "worst-case scenario"
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