Midfielder Philippe Coutinho has been left out of Liverpool’s squad to face Manchester City on Saturday.
He scored on his first appearance of the season as Brazil beat Ecuador 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier last week.
Coutinho, 25, has missed the start of the Reds’ campaign with a back injury amid interest from Barcelona.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said: “I decided to leave him out of the squad for City so we can use the time for extra training. He agreed.”
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