Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho announces that he is 100 per cent fit for the Brasil Global Tour Showdown with England into London on Tuesday.
Coutinho was forced to sit out of Brazil’s 3-1 victory over Japan in Lille on Friday as he suffers a muscle injury.
Brazil doctor Rodrigo Lasmar confirmed that the midfielder would miss the Japan game but hoped he would be able to return for Tuesday’s clash at Wembley.
“Unfortunately, I couldn’t play for Liverpool in the last few games because of injury,” Coutinho said at a press conference on Sunday.
“Now I feel 100%. I have fully recovered and I am in a good shape to be available for the match with England.”
“England will be our first European opponent under Tite. We are looking forward to competing against them,” he said.
“They have a lot of quality players who play in the Premier League, an important competition. It will certainly be a difficult match.
“They are not weakened by having young players in the side. Those who come in and get a chance to play will be desperate to do their best to take the opportunity.”
“It’s a very important game for all of us. To play in England, near my family, in a big stadium, we certainly expect a good game and a great spectacle.”