Phillipe Coutinho's Mantle

20 Nov 2017 18:38:14
{Ed's Note - we have posted a new article entitled, Phillipe Coutinho's Mantle


1.) 20 Nov 2017
20 Nov 2017 19:01:17
The article put too much emphasis on Coutinho being the biggest contributor. After Suarez, we evolved as a team. This team just needs a player who can provide the killer pass to front 3. I think both Lemar and Meyer will be a great option. We won't miss Phil. In Ed 002 words, they are just transient employees.


2.) 20 Nov 2017
20 Nov 2017 19:07:59
Quality article have to say mate
keep them coming.


3.) 20 Nov 2017
20 Nov 2017 20:14:45
Not impressed with the article. All About opinions though are you’re welcome to yours.


4.) 20 Nov 2017
20 Nov 2017 21:14:42
Hi Stg. Apologies if it came across like that. I think we'll be just fine without Coutinho. He's barely played this season and we've done fine. I just couldn't sit there and lie about how good he is! Because let's be honest, he is superb.

Johncrow Jr, thanks you mate. Appreciate the feedback.

Tezza-M that's fine mate. Thanks for taking time out of your day to read anyway. Hopefully you'll enjoy the next one more.


5.) 20 Nov 2017
20 Nov 2017 22:02:58
A good read mk, got to say mate your articles are very interesting and it’s clear the amount of research you put into it. I share your views on Coutinho also, there’s no doubt the little guy is pure quality and will be missed, however we as a team can adapt and life goes on.


6.) 20 Nov 2017
20 Nov 2017 22:31:09
excellent post. what this site is all about. where else can u go to get this type of in depth analysis which us liverpool fans want to read. keep it coming. much appreciated.


7.) 20 Nov 2017
20 Nov 2017 23:27:02
Agreed fruitba! Great read I thought, thankyou MK.


8.) 21 Nov 2017
21 Nov 2017 00:12:46
Thought it was a great article myself, as it proves what a job we have to replace him. Saying that, do we even need to find a like for like player, we just need to find one that suits the system.


9.) 21 Nov 2017
21 Nov 2017 00:22:50
Decent read MK. My own thoughts are that Coutinho is a great player but will, and should be rotated this season. Against lesser teams at home like on Saturday he should play in midfield as he can open up stubborn defences from a deeper position and we are not under much pressure coming the other way.
The problem for me is that he leaves the midfield weaker defensively against the better sides particularly away from home. I think if Salah, Firmino and Mane are fit they play. That then means that Coutinho should probably start in about 25 league games in a season as sometimes we need a more solid midfield and with him there the defence gets exposed which, let’s face it has been a bigger problem than going forward.
For that reason I don’t think we’ll miss him when he goes. Keita is coming in and is a better all round midfield player in a similar way that Salah is an all round better winger.
We can sacrifice an undoubted world class talent but I believe the team will become more balanced and we will be better as a result.


10.) 21 Nov 2017
21 Nov 2017 03:21:21
Agreed on Lemar, Meyer and Goretzka as potential options. I just hope whomever it's going to be we pull the trigger and get it done. I know he just arrived recently but why not tell Barcelona we want Umtiti as makeweight for Couter. Although I am sure it would get shot down, would be worth a shot.


11.) 21 Nov 2017
21 Nov 2017 06:38:18
Cheers for reading guys and thanks for all the replies. Good post by the way Ings n Things.


12.) 21 Nov 2017
21 Nov 2017 08:15:20
Great article mk. Your efforts are really appreciated and like the eds, you bring quite a lot to the site.


13.) 21 Nov 2017
21 Nov 2017 08:48:30
Cheers aoe! For as long as even one person appreciates it, I'll continue to make the effort!