League Cup: Philippe Coutinho injury is a test for Liverpool against Leeds, says Divock Origi

Updated: Nov 29, 2016, 09:40 IST | AFP

Liverpool's Divock Origi says his teammates must step up in the absence of Philippe Coutinho as they prepare to face Leeds United in the League Cup quarter-finals today

London: Liverpool's Divock Origi says his teammates must step up in the absence of Philippe Coutinho as they prepare to face Leeds United in the League Cup quarter-finals today.

Coutinho sustained ankle ligament damage during Liverpool's 2-0 win over Sunderland on Saturday.

"It's unfortunate with Philippe because everyone knows how good a person he is and I think he was in top form, so I hope it's not too bad," Origi said.

"But I'm sure he will come back stronger and I always said that we have a strong group. Everybody has to help each other. I'm always ready. I believe I can help the team a lot this year and I believe I have the qualities to start in this team."

With Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge doubtful and Roberto Firmino unlikely to plat, Origi seems certain to start against Leeds.

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