Liverpool managers Jurgen Klopp confirms that the reason why he substituted Philippe Coutinho in the second was because of a minor injury the Brazilian received.
The Brazilian made the first start for Liverpool after a very intense summer transfer window where he didn’t know whether he would end up at Liverpool or at Barcelona.
The 25-year-old did not have his most effective 78-minutes, and also with a knock he picked up during the game, he was forced to be replaced by youngster Dominic Solanke.
“He needs rhythm. We didn’t want to change him, it looked a little bit confused when we brought the subs on because I asked him and it was a thumb up. When they got drinks in a little interruption, he said ‘OK, it’s only cramp, but maybe better to stop’ and we had to change this,” Klopp said about Philippe Coutinho’s substitution.