Philippe Coutinho joins Liverpool at team hotel
The Liverpool playmaker is a major doubt to face Stoke because of illness.
The Brazil international has not trained for the last two days and has been told he will be given as long as possible to prove his fitness.
But according to The Times, Coutinho has joined up with his colleagues at the team hotel ahaed of their trip to the bet365 Stadium.
And Reds manager Jurgen Klopp will make a late decision on whether to include the 24-year-old in his matchday squad.
Coutinho has returned to his best form over the last couple of games, scoring twice and setting one up against Everton and Bournemouth.
And Klopp will be desperate to have the Brazilian in his starting line-up in the absence of star man Sadio Mane, who is expected to miss the rest of the season.
Philippe Coutinho has been in top form for Liverpool in last two game
The German boss said yesterday: “I’m pretty sure Sadio will need surgery but I’m not 100 per cent sure when it will happen but then it is clear: ‘season over’.
“We are close enough to the end of the season that it will be pretty much impossible to play again this season so he will get a longer break and will be ready for next season.”