In a nightmare scenario for Liverpool, star man Phillipe Coutinho was stretchered off the field of play at Anfield on Saturday amid fears that his ankle injury could be serious, with some even suggesting he may have fractured his ankle with images indicating a nasty looking twist.
Post-match, Jurgen Klopp calmed these fears, insisting that the club are confident that there is no fracture and are hopeful that he may be back in action shortly with the club waiting on scan results.
However, if Coutinho is out long term, it will pose a major challenge for Klopp, who has built this side around Coutinho’s role in a free flowing three man attack with Coutinho operating on the left flank.
Now, the German may have to change that. With Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge missing out with injury and Roberto Firmino coming off with a calf strain, there are reasons for Reds fans to be fearful, but there are plenty of options open to Klopp.
Here are three ways in which the Liverpool attack could line up in Coutinho’s absence…