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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has told his players to get behind Philippe Coutinho.

Coutinho heading back home after World Cup duty for Brazil

Coutinho travelled back home after playing in the World Cup qualifiers for Brazil following his failed attempt to push through a move to Barcelona.

There is a possibility of Coutinho facing Manchester City this weekend and Klopp has now urged his Liverpool stars to welcome back the Brazilian into the squad.

The wantaway star is yet to play for Liverpool this season after handing in a transfer request and complaining of a back-injury, although he was declared fit to play in the World Cup qualifiers for Brazil.

Jurgen Klopp hopes his players make unsettled Philippe Coutinho feel welcome

But after rejecting three back-to-back bids from Barcelona, Klopp will do his best to get Coutinho back playing as quickly as possible.

Philippe Coutinho wanted to join Barcelona but now must stay with Liverpool

The former Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp will assess the Brazilian before taking the final call whether he will be included in the squad for Saturday’s high-octane clash with Manchester City.

This snap of Brazil stars was shared by PSG new boy Fernandinho

Sources reveal that Klopp will also urge Liverpool fans to get behind Coutinho, who had angered them by revealing that he would not play another game for the Reds if he was not allowed to leave for Barca.

Philippe Coutinho put aside his club issues as he scored for Brazil vs Ecuador

Meanwhile, Liverpool new-man Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain took a veiled dig at former boss Arsene Wenger and heaped praises on Jurgen Klopp last night.

The Ox said: “I felt this was definitely the place for me. The way the manager’s teams play, that’s inspirational. How he pushes and encourages you.”

“And the thing that really stood out was his relationship with the players.”

“How close he seems to bond with them. When you’re looking to progress, having that relationship with the manager, that definitely helps.”

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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