The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping Jurgen Klopp can sign a replacement number ten to fill the void left by Philippe Coutinho this month.
Following one of the lengthiest transfer sagas in recent memory, Liverpool finally waved goodbye to Coutinho this week as he swapped Merseyside for Catalonia in a deal worth a mind-boggling £146 million. Although the deal left a bitter taste in the mouths of the Liverpool supporters, the Brazilian magician will certainly go down as one of the best players to pull on the Liverpool shirt in recent memory.
During his five year career for The Reds, Coutinho scored 54 goals and provided 46 assists from 201 appearances in all-competitions, including plenty of wonder strikes and vital goals against quality opposition.
There is no doubt that he will take some replacing, but Klopp must sign a worthy replacement this month to ensure that Liverpool remain on course to achieve a top-four finish in the Premier League.
The Liverpool supporters on Twitter have already begun discussing a number of targets who could potentially succeed Coutinho, and one name who has attracted notable attention is their former employee and current AC Milan star Suso.
Suso left Liverpool for Milan for a measly £1 million back in January 2015, and following a slow-start, the little Spaniard has now become the star of the show for the Rossoneri.
Unsurpsingly, The Reds faithful on Twitter believe he could be an ideal replacement for Coutinho, and in recent days plenty of supporters have been calling for the club to bring him back to Anfield this month.
Here’s what the supporters had to say about a potential move for Suso…
Seen a few people cringing at the idea of Suso coming back. While I see the whole “doing a pogba” side of the argument, Rodgers was mad to let him go in the first place. Hand picked by Rafa, flourished under Kenny, played out of position by Rodgers. Great talent, would have him
— Sadiosaurus (@jez_sharman) January 10, 2018
Never understood why we let him leave. Seems to be doing the business in Italy.
— Dean Connolly (@DMCONNO84) January 10, 2018
I liked him, technically a very good player, didn't want him to leave, I think we've progessed beyond him since he left though, can't ignore what a manager sees in a player and the possibility of getting more out of him though.
— Chris Burn (@redbhoyburn) January 10, 2018
Class player. Should never have been let go.
— jonny knows (@JonnyOrourke86) January 10, 2018
£30-£40m maybe, but yes, yes I would. Should never have let him go & he has developed into a top player at AC Milan.
— Sir Digby Chicken Caesar (@SuspendedKlopp) January 10, 2018
He’s one of the best creative players in Serie A, bet all of those saying No barely seen him play. Yes, he’s worth even more in today’s market!
— Ryan (@D8Rayen) January 10, 2018
I always admire him and like I said always he is the next David Silva for a Spain #signSuso
— Sam Sab Lid (@Sam21Hendo) January 11, 2018
I will love it if we re sign Suso! Never wanted him to leave in the first place! Kids a proper talent
— Jamie higgins (@14Higgy) January 10, 2018
Who doesn’t want Suso? I’d kiss FSG’s feet to sign him
— Momo (@KyleKuhzma) January 10, 2018