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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Liverpool lose Philippe Coutinho and Dejan Lovren to injuries in cup match

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Dejan Lovren were both forced off with injuries in the first half of Tuesday's Capital One Cup semifinal.

Coutinho fell while holding his hamstring and was replaced by Jordon Ibe with the game goalless in the 18th minute, and Lovren did the same 15 minutes later, with James Milner coming on.

Despite the setbacks, Ibe provided Liverpool's opening goal in the 37th minute.

Liverpool have suffered more than their share of hamstring injuries in recent months.

Philippe Coutinho could not continue against Stoke on Tuesday.

After Divock Origi suffered a hamstring injury two weeks ago, new coach Jurgen Klopp could barely contain his frustration at the spate of injuries.

"Hamstring is the s--- word of the year for me. It is always hamstring, hamstring, hamstring -- that is the intensity of the game and fixtures," he said.

Coutinho and Lovren will join Origi, Jon Flanagan, Mamadou Sakho, Martin Skrtel, Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson, Jordan Rossiter, Daniel Sturridge and Danny Ings on Liverpool's ever-lengthening injury list.

Sturridge, Mignolet, Skrtel and Origi are all dealing with injured hamstrings.

The injuries come at the worst possible time for Liverpool, who will have short rest before playing at Exeter in the FA Cup on Friday, followed by Premier League games against Arsenal and Manchester United four days apart.

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