The Reds midfielder went off injured following a clash with Ashley Williams in the 2-2 draw with Swansea City on Monday night and now faces up to six weeks on the sidelines
The Brazilian playmaker suffered a shoulder injury following a clash with Ashley Williams in the 2-2 draw against Swansea City on Monday night.
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A statement on the club's official website read: "After being assessed by the Reds medical staff, it's been decided that Coutinho will now have surgical stabilisation on the AC joint in his shoulder."
The youngster was in superb form last season following a move from Inter in January, scoring three goals and providing seven assists in just 13 appearances, with one of each in his first four games of 2013-14.