Liverpool supporters in the Transfer Tavern are growing increasingly alarmed that Philippe Coutinho looks poised to depart the club this summer.
Our resident Reds supporters are mindful that they’ll have to replace their most creative talent this summer if Coutinho’s transfer to Barcelona is completed.
It wouldn’t be the first time that Merseyside club loses a star to the Catalan giants, the Brazilian would follow in the footsteps of current Barca players Luis Suarez and Javier Mascherano.
To lose a player of Coutinho’s undeniable class would be significantly damaged Jurgen Klopp’s hopes of success this season.
The former Inter player is widely regarded as Liverpool’s best player, and last season he scored 13 league goals and provided nine assists, as Klopp’s side secured their status as a Champions League football.
While replacing Coutinho could prove to be an exacting challenge, our landlord believes he’s found the best possible alternative.
West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini possesses similar traits to Liverpool’s Coutinho; both players are proficient at scoring goals from long-range, both players adore dribbling with the ball and they both provide a considerable threat from dead-ball situations.
A year younger than the Brazilian, Lanzini would be an arrival that would provide class and longevity to Liverpool’s midfield.
Over the past two Premier League seasons, the Argentine has testified his reputation as an indispensable player to the Hammers, scoring 14 league goals and providing four assists.
With players of greater ability surrounding him at Liverpool, it is plausible that his goal involvement will increase further.
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