Moreno delighted with Coutinho's Liverpool stay

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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.

Jurgen Klopp's side will next play Sevilla at Anfield in the opening game of Champions League group stage on Wednesday.

Though Mignolet wasn't the one to blame for the loss, Liverpool's heavy, 5-0 defeat to Manchester City has further helped to fuel rotation talk, and The Liverpool Echo now think there's a good chance Karius plays on Wednesday when Liverpool travel to Spain to face Sevilla. Listen to the latest episode and subscribe to the podcast on Deezer and iTunes.

Barton was criticizing Klopp's decision to start Ragnar Klavan at the expense of Dejan Lovren, who played in their recent 4-0 win over Arsenal.

Moreno delighted with Coutinho's Liverpool stay
Moreno delighted with Coutinho's Liverpool stay

- Player was given extra rest and training time to recover and catch up from global duty.

As forward Sadio Mane is serving a domestic three-match ban following a nasty clash with Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson, ample room in Liverpool's midfield has since been vacated for Coutinho's return. "He came back from a long flight, after two substitute appearances and three weeks without training".

Philippe Coutinho had a shot accuracy of 55% for Liverpool in the Premier League last season. Both Mignolet and Karius will feel they deserve playing time, but Liverpool also still have Danny Ward, and he needs minutes, too. The first half, we didn't play like we wanted to, we were 60-70 per cent. "You cannot play these passes better, you have only to make a little more of it. [Coutinho's] a fantastic player, that's really good, hopefully we can use him as quick as possible, but that's how it is".

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