Liverpool have been handed a major injury boost going into the final three games of the Premier League season after Philippe Coutinho confirmed that his injury is not serious.

The Brazilian midfielder was replaced by Adam Lallana just 13 minutes into their 1-0 win over Watford on Monday night (1 May) and Jurgen Klopp confirmed after the game that he had suffered a dead leg. The German coach was hoping it was not serious and his fears were allayed almost immediately after Coutinho took to Instagram to confirm that it was not a serious problem.

"Thanks to all for the support. It isn't serious," the former Inter Milan midfielder wrote on his official Instagram page alongside an image of him with goal scorer Emre Can.

Liverpool are battling Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal for a place in the top four of the Premier League and strengthened their position with a win over the Hornets after the aforementioned trio dropped points on Sunday (30 April). The Merseyside club are in third place but have played a game more than the two Manchester clubs. Wins in their next three games will guarantee them a place in the top four and a place in next season's Champions League.

Coutinho has been a vital in Liverpool's chase for a top four finish this season and has contributed with 11 goals and eight assists in all competitions. The Merseyside club play their next game on Sunday against Southampton and the Brazil international is likely to return for the clash. And, with two of their top four rivals facing each other – Arsenal and Manchester United – a win over Claude Puel's side could give them a boost in their quest for European football.