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Official: Kingsley Coman cleared to play against Liverpool

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For once, Bayern Munich might have a healthy Coman in a big game.

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According to a report form Bild (now official), Kingsley Coman will be available for Bayern Munich in their Champions League clash against Liverpool on Tuesday. The Frenchman, who was carried off with an apparent ankle injury against Augsburg, seems to have suffered no real damage, and will be cleared to play.

The Bild report is light on details, but here’s what we know — Kingsley Coman underwent an MRI scan this morning, and the results were very positive. According to the report, the scan showed that nothing was broken and there was no ligament damage, which is great news for the Frenchman and Bayern Munich as a whole.

Having Coman will be a great boost to coach Niko Kovac, given that his defense seems intent on making sure Manuel Neuer never keeps a clean sheet ever again. The young winger almost single-handedly dragged Bayern to a 3-2 victory over Augsburg, on a day when Serge Gnabry and James Rodriguez looked off their game.

The last time Coman played in a Round of 16 game against such a big team was against Juventus back in his debut season — he assisted Thomas Muller’s equalizer in the second leg and eventually scored the winner that killed off Juve for good. Let’s hope that the Frenchman brings that spark to his game at Anfield — we’re going to need it.