Phil Thompson cannot see Coutinho returning to Anfield any time soon. With a 27-year-old player currently taking out a loan at Bayern Munich. Still, he called on Liverpool to sign a worthy successor to reach a new level of excellence.
Liverpool needs a player with similar qualities as Coutinho
According to Phil Thompson, Liverpool are unlikely to succeed in re-signing Philippe Coutinho in the future. However, they still need to bring a player with similar qualities to help break down the side content to sit down and absorb the pressure. Coutinho became a cult hero at Anfield from 2013 to 2018. Becoming one of the most exciting attacking midfielders in Europe with his superior technical ability, maneuverability, and aptitude for entertainment. The Brazilian international eventually caught up with the Spanish champions of Barcelona. Who lured a playmaker to Camp Nou as part of a deal for 142 million pounds ($175 million) in the middle of the 2017-18 campaign.
Klopp opting efficiency over creativity
Since then, Liverpool has turned into European champions and genuine contenders for the Premier League title, with Jürgen Klopp opting efficiency over creativity throughout the middle of the park. In the final third, the Reds relied heavily on the talents of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Roberto Firmino, while all the essential ties between defense and attack were provided by such as Georgino Vijnaldum, Jordan Henderson and James Milner. Liverpool built on last year’s Champions League comfort by storm clearly at the top of the Premier League this season and is now only two victories away from the first top-flight crown in 30 years.
Jurgen’s team didn’t fit in their defense
Klopp’s team, however, did not fit in their defense of the European Cups. Having fallen to the last 16th stage against the well-organized outfit of Diego Simeone Atletico de Madrid 4-2 in aggregate. Thompson cannot see Coutinho returning to Anfield any time soon, with a 27-year-old player currently taking out a loan at Bayern Munich. Still, he called on Liverpool to sign a worthy successor to reach a new level of excellence. “I don’t think Philip Coutinho will ever come down again to get him back. He’s the kind of player that we need to unlock the packaged defenses,” the former Reds defender told reporters.
Phil also expressed his belief that Klopp could do without adding extra firepower to his ranks. Before he suggested the German coach needed an extra defender to provide cover for left-back Andrew Robertson. The Liverpool legend added: “I still think we need another striker and maybe a little more reserve for Andy Robertson. We are not too bad in the center, and I would like to believe that we are well blessed in the middle of the field. Liverpool accusation of fame for the Premier League halted by an outbreak of coronavirus. All top-flight, and EFL fixtures postponed until April 3 and April 4, respectively, after an emergency meeting on Friday. It has been suggested that the whole season could eventually be canceled. Another great Liverpool Kenny Dalglish called for the title to be transferred to his old club if such a scenario arises.