Renowned Dutch fitness coach Raymond Verheijen says that reports Philippe Coutinho could miss Liverpool's fixture with Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow were "predictable", while he warned Reds boss Jurgen Klopp over risking the Brazilian.

Verheijen is a fierce critic of Klopp's training techniques, which he feels overwork players and lead to injury issues, with muscle injuries a regular result of the German's methods.

It has emerged today that Coutinho could miss Liverpool's trip to White Hart Lane with a hamstring injury and Verheijen is not at all surprised, blaming Klopp's methods.

He also warned the German that if he plays Coutinho then the Brazilian could be looking at two months on the sidelines as a result.

"This was a very predictable Liverpool injury", the Dutchman wrote on Twitter.


"In Arsenal game it was 'cramp'. Vs Burnley it was 'tightness'. Burton game he could not play", Verheijen continued.

"One thing is for sure: If Klopp does risk Coutinho tomorrow against Spurs there is a very big chance that he could be out for 6-8 weeks", he explained.

The current season is the first Klopp has taken Liverpool for pre-season and the Reds are suffering numerous injury issues early on into the campaign.

Emre Can, Divock Origi, Coutinho, Sheyi Ojo, Loris Karuis, Lucas Leiva, Joe Gomez and Mamadou Sakho are all sidelined with injuries at present.