Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers would likely be the first premier league manager to be fired this season, he has failed to live up to the expectation of delivering trophies or qualifying the club to the champions league.
Assistant boss Gary McAliister confirmed Benteke was going for a scan on the injury on Tuesday and, while the results have not shown the problem to be too serious, Liverpool are not taking any risks and the Belgium global will not play this weekend against his former club.
Coutinho’s one-match ban opens up a space in the Reds attack, and the Liverpool manager has a number of options to utilise in the Brazilian’s absence, including reinstating Jordon Ibe into the starting XI, or handing Danny Ings his first Reds start alongside Christian...
Jose Enrique was expected to leave Liverpool this summer but, having chosen to stay and fight for his place in the final year of his contract, the left-back has now been included in the Reds’ Premier League squad for 2015/16.
Nevertheless the referee Craig Pawson and assistant Harry Lennard allowed the goal to stand, in what appeared to be a clear misinterpretation of new guidelines issued on the offside law for this season.
Coutinho, whose previous effort moments earlier had flown well over the bar, then took charge with a run and strike that helped bury memories of Liverpool’s nightmare 6-1 thrashing on the same ground in May.