The Brazilian forward is set to miss out on several weeks of football.
After a recent slip in form, Liverpool fans might be starting to rue the recent injury to star forward, Philippe Coutinho. Despite possessing an impressive amount of versatile forwards, the little Brazilian is often identified as the Reds' key playmaker and his absence could potentially be a vital blow.
For the first time in many years, Liverpool, under German boss Jurgen Klopp, look like genuine title contenders. This has mostly be down to the Reds' intense and fruitful attacking play; of which Coutinho has been an important part.
Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho looks dejected
We chatted to Liverpool fans about the Brazilian's injury for the HITC Sport YouTube Channel), and the response was somewhat mixed.
Some Liverpool fans suggested that it's a case of surviving in the title race now, whereas others pointed in the direction of Liverpool's other attacking talents, such as Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino, to carry them on over the Christmas period.
The consensus appears to point toward the fact that football, as we all know, is a team sport, and that one player never carries a team in reality. The optimism of Liverpool fans in the situation is certainly admirable, but with the memories of the impact of Luis Suarez's departure firmly in their minds, this is certainly set to be a nervous period in Klopp's so far successful tenure.
Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho