27 Jul 2017 09:36:20
Here is a little debate.
If we sell coutinho do we

A look for a world class number 10

B play firmino as a number 10 an look for a top striker.

1.) 27 Jul 2017
27 Jul 2017 09:53:08
I think World Class players (depending on your definition) are few and far between. In my mind that is only a handful. Coutinho is probably in that bracket right now I think for his position.

So to go back to your question, I think due to the scarcity of world class players, if it were me I would try and sign the best player we could in either a midfield, forward or striker role and then adjust the team slightly to accommodate that new player.

An example could be as you suggested, moving Firmino slightly girly deeper to accommodate a striker. Another might be changing the system slightly to hold an extra man in the midfield.

2.) 27 Jul 2017
27 Jul 2017 09:53:12
C. Tell Emre Can he is now first choice and convince him to stay.

3.) 27 Jul 2017
27 Jul 2017 10:24:26
Why get a so called number 10?

4.) 27 Jul 2017
27 Jul 2017 10:40:52
We just can't sell coutinho. Seriously, just stop it already, He is not leaving, if he leaves this season is over before it has begun, talks about the likes of Lanzini for £ 50 million makes me sick to my stomach.

5.) 27 Jul 2017
27 Jul 2017 10:41:01
Depends if we can get Keita than switch to a 4-2-3-1 or 442 would work for me and see who the best striker we could!

6.) 27 Jul 2017
27 Jul 2017 10:41:29
Emre can is no Coutinho replacment what so ever, MK scouser you speak a lot of jokes latley, get a grip!

7.) 27 Jul 2017
27 Jul 2017 10:44:24
I can't think of any world class direct replacement, maybe demand suarez back in the deal and buy a youngster in the number 10 role and hope he comes good . Never going to happen though . Just a wish to see him back in the Liverpool colours.

8.) 27 Jul 2017
27 Jul 2017 10:49:09
D. use Firmino as the 10 and use Sturridge Origi Ings and Solanke as our strikers.

9.) 27 Jul 2017
27 Jul 2017 10:54:08
Firmino is no number 10, Firmino was always a 2nd striker at hoffenheim and is a striker at liverpool, just deal with it already!

10.) 27 Jul 2017
27 Jul 2017 10:56:15
In my head 2 things have happened this window no1 is we've got a hell of a lot of money to spend or ni2 coutinho is going and we're spending the money an getting the players in before we allow him to go. So maybe Kieta is the replacement. It would be nice if we could sign vvd an Kieta an still have the coutinho money to spend. If that was the case I would be looking for a top (world class) striker. Aguero costa muller those kind of players. Just my thoughts. But then I also think klopp could turn Barkley into a cracking no10. Maybe I shouldn't say that out loud ha.

11.) 27 Jul 2017
27 Jul 2017 11:02:01
If we sell Coutinho I would hope we would play Firmino as a number 10 an look for a top striker like Aubameyang unless Sturridge can get over his Injuries which doesn't look likely.

12.) 27 Jul 2017
27 Jul 2017 11:13:42
we will never in my or your life time sign Aubameyang unless Klopp is fired!

13.) 27 Jul 2017
27 Jul 2017 11:14:09
His relationship with him is like his relationship with Sakho!

14.) 27 Jul 2017
27 Jul 2017 11:41:10
Spend all couts money on dybala 🙊.

15.) 27 Jul 2017
27 Jul 2017 11:55:20
Sell coutihno play firmino as 10 and buy aubemayang, a front 3 of mane salah and aubemayang would win us the league.

16.) 27 Jul 2017
27 Jul 2017 12:19:34
Buy ante coric.

17.) 27 Jul 2017
27 Jul 2017 13:17:34
Why has Can got to 'replace' Coutinho?

Coutinho played in the front 3 last season, and we have replaced him already in there by signing Salah. If Coutinho was to drop back into midfield then that will push Can out the door. If Coutinho goes though, why not make Can first choice to keep him? This is a Germany international people! He doesn't need to do what Coutinho does. People need to get away from the idea of signing a direct replacement. There are very few players like Coutinho, even fewer as good as him, and probably none as good as him who would come to us.

Klopp will need to rethink the system and personally I'd play Hendo and Can in a holding two, with Mane, Gini and Salah in a three, behind Firmino as the leading striker. What is wrong with that? Mane and Salah are both capable of 15-20 goals, Firmino will get around 15, and behind the forward Gini is good for 10-15 goals too. That is already 50+ goals if they all stay fit.

Let go of this obsession with signing direct replacements. It won't happen and I'm shocked by the abuse Can is still getting. He is the next Emre Can, not the next Coutinho.

18.) 27 Jul 2017
27 Jul 2017 18:55:50
The issue MK is the same as JK has said all pre season.

We need to be better when Coutinho doesn't play.

That midfield without PC last year struggled. That's a fact. Results reflect that and the manger has come out and said it quite clearly too.

So in my mind, your solution is to play the midfield without its best player, not replace him and expect that it will be as good / better?

I don't understand mate.