Klopp: Why Liverpool won’t sign a Coutinho replacement

Date published: Sunday 21st January 2018 10:58

Jurgen Klopp has explained why he will not sign a replacement for Philippe Coutinho at Liverpool.

Liverpool have made one signing this month, bringing in Virgil van Dijk from Southampton.

But there has been no like-for-like replacement for Coutinho, who left the club to join Barcelona for £105m.

Klopp says that will remain the case.

“I don’t think about money,” the Germna explained. “Nobody told me that I have to think about money because we are always reasonable, we always try to do the right thing.

“Obviously we don’t hesitate to spend the money, we did a few times, but it is not about the moment, it is about making the right decision.

“I really think, it is not that Adam Lallana is a replacement for Philippe Coutinho but he is back. Cool. It is another wonderful, creative, offensive midfield player. Does he have the same free kick as Philippe Coutinho? No, but there are a lot of things he can do. He can make us stronger in these situations.

“And there are other players who can stand up. Oxlade-Chamberlain was here all the time with Phil together but he can do a job, Milly still, Gini, so they are all here and can make an improvement and develop in the season so that is all good.

“If anything obviously right would be there in the window then nobody would not do it and we say, ok, let’s go for it but it is not about doing something to cool the situation down or show the people we don’t sleep. It is only about right or wrong and at this moment in this situation it is right.”


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