Liverpool fans are beyond excited at the sight of their bench for Southampton semi-final
Liverpool have coped admirably these past seven weeks but the sight of their star player on the bench will come as a cause for relief among all Reds fans.
Midfielder Philippe Coutinho suffered an ankle injury in a November Premier League clash with Sunderland and was ruled out for the rest of the year.
Coutinho missed all of Liverpool's December fixtures, including the defeat against Bournemouth and draws against West Ham and Sunderland, but he is ready to reclaim his place as Jurgen Klopp's key playmaker.
The Brazilian was named on the bench for Liverpool's EFL Cup semi-final with Southampton, inspiring waves of excitement from supporters who were treated to a pleasant surprise as they read the team news.
@LFC DADDY COUTS ON THE BENCH!!!
— Shaan (@FirmiFatale) January 11, 2017
— lfcway (@lfcway) January 11, 2017
— Dan Ev (@DannyEveringham) January 11, 2017
@LFC Coutinho on the bench ladssss
— . (@Bobby11Firmino) January 11, 2017
@LFC COUTINHO ON THE BENCH. IT'S HAPPENING LADS.
— Éirinn ? (@Cuteiinho) January 11, 2017
@LFC STUDGE AND COUTINHO TEARS IN MY EYES
— Justin Bieber News (@biebersgiIinsky) January 11, 2017
— Ayden Yolam Liam (@AydenYolam) January 11, 2017
— Rayan ?? (@rayandeuxfois) January 11, 2017
— Éliane Abi-Sleiman (@ElianeA_S) January 11, 2017
@LFC COUTINHO MY BABY
— KS (@mxgnolet) January 11, 2017
— Reds LFC | YNWA (@Reds__Liverpool) January 11, 2017
— MzaMorournè_Montana (@MzamoMontana) January 11, 2017
@LFC the magician is back
— omar adel (@lfcweedmaster) January 11, 2017
@LFC Hopefully Coutinho will get some game time today, even if only for 10 minutes.
— 0Bennyman (@0Bennyman) January 11, 2017
@LFC COUTINHO FINALLY??????
— Christothea.20 (@christy_au79) January 11, 2017
@LFC COUTINHO'S BACK LETS THROW A PARTY
— Jake Wyman™ (@Jakey_Boyz) January 11, 2017
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