Coutinho is available to play in the Champions League - Klopp

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Aside from his suspension for three domestic games - Mane can still play against Sevilla on Wednesday - the African's absence ensures Philippe Coutinho's first-team exile ends sooner rather than later, Klopp suggesting the timescale for his return was always another "three or four days".

Coutinho has not featured for Liverpool this season due to a reported back injury.

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Klopp said: "This was the decision we took at City - to leave him out".

After a summer of heavy speculation that the 25-year-old would depart to Barcelona, Coutinho has since returned to training at Melwood from worldwide duty with Brazil - with Klopp initially eager to first rest the player before featuring him.

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The Spaniard signed a three-year deal with the La Liga side this summer after failing to live up to the expectations in the Premier League with Manchester City last season.

"We have to take the first 20 minutes and how we played before the worldwide break and take it into the next game", said Mignolet.

Coutinho, Liverpool's top-scorer last season and the heart of their midfield creativity, will no doubt be integral to Liverpool's attack amid Mane's suspension.

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Klopp says that he is set for Champions League duty this week. Both Mignolet and Karius will feel they deserve playing time, but Liverpool also still have Danny Ward, and he needs minutes, too. That is really good and hopefully we can use him as quickly as possible.

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