Liverpool fans are very worried about Klopp’s reason for not buying Coutinho’s replacement

Jurgen Klopp must have breathed a huge sigh of relief come 9:45pm on Tuesday evening.

After back-to-back losses against Swansea and West Brom, huge questions were being directed at the Liverpool manager for his lack of activity in the transfer market.

The Reds got the ball rolling for the craziest January window ever by signing Virgil van Dijk for £75m from Southampton, but took a huge step back when they lost Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in a £142m deal.

But, they managed to stop the rot on Tuesday, comfortably seeing off Huddersfield 3-0 as the attacking trio of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah shone once again in the absence of Coutinho.

Nevertheless, the question will remain until the summer window opens; why did Klopp not bring in a replacement for the Brazilian?

It’s not like they didn’t have the money, but Klopp has finally given a definitive answer to the question, one which has not gone down too well with Liverpool fans.

“People obviously ask ‘bring him in’ because someone is injured and you need somebody else, but then the other one is coming again and you weaken both. It makes no sense,” said Klopp, per Telegraph.

“You miss a player for a week and you think ‘okay we need another player’.

“In this situation, you really need to stay cool. It’s more difficult when you’ve lost two games but you need to be serious still.

“Yes, we could do something. But we need the right thing. The 100% right thing. For completely crazy money that really makes no sense. I’m not even sure that would work. And in the summer it looks different.

“That’s how it is. To do something just to have any solution? That makes no real sense, to be honest. That’s the situation.”

That’s right, Lallana is viewed by Klopp as the man to sit atop Coutinho’s throne.

Safe to say, Liverpool fans had a bone to pick with his theory.


Lallana has started just two games all season and has picked up numerous injuries.

His fitness is incredibly unreliable, while his form when given a chance this season has been pretty sub-standard.

Something tells us Klopp will pay for his stubbornness, particularly in the Champions League.