Liverpool FC manager claims team more unpredictable without Coutinho
Philippe Coutinho’s absence from the Liverpool team hasn’t hindered the Reds thus far
March 2nd, 2018
Liverpool are learning to cope without Philippe Coutinho since his transfer to Barcelona, with a 5-0 win at Porto in the Champions League suggesting that the Brazilian was dispensable.
A 4-3 win against Manchester City also illustrated that the Reds can serve it to the best team in the land without the Barca star, with Jurgen Klopp happy with the reaction of his charges since the sale.
The Liverpool manager said: “Phil Coutinho was a very dominant player in our game and when we were not at our best it was always a good idea to give him the ball – maybe he has an idea. But it was always clear when Phil didn’t play we had to do the job differently, to put responsibility on different shoulders and spread it between the players.
“You can never be sure it will work but now it is a few weeks ago and I am really happy with the reaction of the boys, they stepped up. Of course we were fighting for Phil, we wanted to keep him here and in the end he decided differently. I am happy it has worked so far pretty well but it feels like it is already a few months ago. I am happy it has worked quite well but I am only interested in how it will work tomorrow and not in the last few weeks.”