Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet believes the return to fitness of the Reds’ playmaker Philippe Coutinho gives Liverpool their creative balance back.
The Brazil international’s recovery from a hamstring injury after missing four matches is a major boost for the Jurgen Klopp led side following the defeat at Newcastle last weekend and the struggle to beat Swansea at home the previous week.
According to the Belgium international;
“With Philippe coming back we have got a lot of creativity in those kind of spaces and that’s something we need to look at, especially in these type of games.
“Sion were well organised, they played on the counter-attack and sat back and we have to try to find the solutions to try to create chances.
“They are different games compared to when you go away to big teams and they give you the opportunity to play.
“We have to find a way in these type of games when they sit back. Sunday will probably be similar. They will look to be dangerous on the counter-attack and maybe with a set-piece.
“You have to accept it and make a plan for it and try to ensure you do the things you need to do.” Mignolet is quoted as saying on football.co.uk
The returning playmaker Coutinho could not provide the inspiration to overcome a limited Sion side when he came off the bench in the Europa League on Thursday, but his invention will be crucial in helping to break down another robust side in West Brom – who have conceded just five goals in seven away matches this season.