LIVERPOOL - Klopp: "Coutinho is not going to be replaced"


Jurgen Klopp has insisted that Liverpool are not seeking to sign a replacement for Philippe Coutinho before Wednesday's (31 January) transfer deadline and claims that potential solutions to their recent blip are not available on the current market as the club potentially look to strengthen again over the summer.

Klopp's side have been linked with a host of top names following their Brazilian's departure with Monaco's Thomas Lemar a key target. Why pay Barca a big amount of money for a player like Phil Coutinho because he's pretty rare? "It's about using our own opportunities, tools, players, tactics, formations, all that stuff".

"We have to stop thinking about it".

"In the next three days a lot will probably happen but nothing to say about that", Klopp said. We could have won at Swansea. It doesn't say anything about the performances only the results were not good enough but we could have won these games.

"In the long term we will do a lot but in the short term not a lot will happen".

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"In his first two seasons at Liverpool he had serious problems with January and the results fell off a cliff because of the way he was training the players, and because he was working them too hard on the field".

"I think the Swansea game it was 23 shots they had, and that's quite typical of Liverpool matches in that they produce a lot of shots on goal but drop points to teams they are expected to beat".

But two defeats since then to Swansea City away and West Brom at home in the FA Cup has caused concern amongst Kopites. The solution is not out there in the transfer market on this moment.

Liverpool, fourth in the league, visit 14th-placed Huddersfield Town on Tuesday.