Aston Villa boss Gerrard admits Coutinho could made debut against Man Utd

Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard says Philippe Coutinho could make his debut against Manchester United.

The Brazil international has joined on loan from Barcelona with a view to a permanent switch, linking up with former Liverpool team-mate Gerrard.

“He’ll be with us (on Tuesday) in terms of arrival,” the Villa boss said.

“We’ll analyse him Wednesday morning to see where he’s at from a physical point of view.

“All being well in terms of how he’s feeling, in terms of what return we get in terms of physical data will (determine) how much he plays at the weekend, but I’m looking to have him involved, yes.

“We felt it was right that we needed another body, but not just a body to add to numbers, one that can make a difference with real quality.”

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