Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed today that the club will not sign a replacement for Philippe Coutinho during this transfer window.
Speaking ahead of his sides’ Premier League fixture away to Huddersfield the German coach said:
“Philippe Coutinho is not to be replaced in this transfer window.We have to stop thinking about it. It’s not about replacing anybody. It’s about using our own opportunities, tools, players, tactics, all that stuff.
“We need results to reach our targets but the solution is not out there in the transfer market.
“We have to use our players. Long-term we will do a lot (in the transfer window). In the short term, I don’t think we will do a lot.”
Brazil international Coutinho, left Anfield earlier in this window and joined Barcelona for £142 million. Liverpool romped to a impressive 4-3 victory over league leaders Man City in the first game after the talented playmakers departure.
However, Klopp’s side have lost their two games since against Swansea and West Brom. During both those games Liverpool struggled to break down a deep lying defence, and could have done with some of the incisive skill their former midfielder had bags of.
After disappointing results in their last two fixtures Klopp will be hoping his side can get back to winning ways, when they travel to the John Smiths arena to face his close friend David Wagner’s Huddersfield tomorrow night.