Liverpool a top team without Coutinho - Guardiola

Liverpool a top team without Coutinho - Guardiola

The Reds turned down three offers for the Brazilian in the previous transfer window, and denied a transfer requested from Coutinho himself, but after months of wrangling Barcelona finally got their man when the January window opened. The management blocked his move and Jurgen Klopp urged him to serve for at least this campaign as he constructed his side around the Brazilian. He had fantastic games and fantastic sessions, but that's over now. The club tried everything - I knew it would come up again in this transfer window. He also said it was "100 percent clear" that Coutinho was no longer ready to help Liverpool on the field, compared to the first half of the season. "Having a player of his quality and bringing him out there [to play], but his head is already away, and then he plays at 40 percent, gets injured or not, it's a hard situation for the whole squad". He might have reacted slowly at times in the market but has always picked up his preferred options rather than some compromised signings. And although it would be easy to say that money accounts for Keita and Van Dijk buys, Klopp is only looking ahead. If you don't miss a person then there would have been something wrong when you were together. It is not that they say "You've got this but on the other hand we've done this and this and so you can not spend".

Coutinho's exit continued a damaging theme for Liverpool of losing key talents at their peak but Klopp insists he has sufficient talent at his disposal to compensate for the Brazil international's exit.

However, that fee has now nearly tripled after Coutinho's move to Barcelona. "It's bad for the Premier League because he's one of the best players in the league", Hazard is quoted as saying by Corriere dello Sport.


'We don't have to replace him. When we had this conversation around Phil Coutinho, I said the same - nothing to say - and I won't change that. "We will see. Until 31 January there are a lot of things that can happen in the transfer window, not only with Daniel".

Liverpool is undefeated in its last 17 games across all competitions, while Premier League leader City has won 20 and drawn the other two of its top-flight matches this season. "That is all we know".

"My phone has been hopping with messages about it, even from people I don't know", Kevin said. City like to play out from the back and will always give you a chance, which is why Lallana could be a real difference-maker this weekend.

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