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Coutinho out of Saints game
12:55pm Wednesday 18th September 2013 in Sport
Liverpool will be without star midfielder Philippe Coutinho for their game against Saints on Saturday after the club confirmed he would undergo surgery on an injured shoulder.
Coutinho suffered the problem following a clash with Swansea defender Ashley Williams during Monday night's 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium.
He is set to be out until the end of October, which comes as a boost for Saints as they prepare for the trip to Anfield.
The 21-year-old will undergo "surguical stabilisation" on his AC joint and could miss up to six games - including the Capital One Cup trip to Manchester United.
"Liverpool have confirmed Philippe Coutinho will undergo a procedure on the shoulder injury he sustained in Monday evening's 2-2 draw with Swansea City," a club statement read.
"After being assessed by the Reds medical staff, it's been decided that Coutinho will now have surgical stabilisation on the AC joint in his shoulder.
"Liverpool hope to have the 21-year-old back in contention again towards the end of October."
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