Liverpool out to halt City march

Alan Shearer Liverpool tighter with Van Dijk but futher reinforcements needed

Alan Shearer Liverpool tighter with Van Dijk but futher reinforcements needed

"It is exactly like everybody knows - it was his dream and it's the truth when I say he left Liverpool only for one club and that was Barcelona".

Coutinho wanted to move to the club where many South American legends have played their football and he even tried to force through a move during the summer when he handed in a transfer request to Liverpool.

'We tried everything' - was the message from Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp regarding Philippe Coutinho's transfer to Barcelona. We played good without him and not that good without him. It's not that there was an open question or something and in the end 50 per cent pro, 50 per cent contra and I had to make the decision.

"Maybe in the past this club suffered a little too much, like 'wow, how could we [allow those players to leave?']". "Having a player of his quality and bringing him out there [to play], but his head is already away, and then he plays at 40 percent, gets injured or not, it's a hard situation for the whole squad".

But pressed about that possibility during the press conference ahead of the Premier League clash with Manchester City, Klopp said: "My understanding is there is nothing to say about it". You need to react. "That's over now, we can not do that anymore, so we made that decision". I knew it would be very hard if we said you had to stay here.

"I don't want to sound disrespectful because I really liked him but we only have to carry on".

But while Klopp stressed all of the funds from Coutinho's British record deal would be made available to him, he would not rush into signing a replacement.

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has suggested in The Sun that Liverpool should invest the money they have got from the sell of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona on new players.

They are an incredible 17 points in front of rivals Real Madrid - though Los Blancos have two games in hand.

"We will have 11 players and we played fantastic football with Phil".

"He wasn't ready to do it anymore".

"In a game like this you need to show you can cause them more problems than other teams and make their life hard". If you get an injury, if something happens in a game-you miss a ball, stuff like that-you think: 'I would love to miss it in Barcelona instead of Liverpool'. But we will not make insane things.

He reflected that Liverpool's game "worked with Phil really well, sometimes not" and that without him it worked "really well, sometimes not" but said they "don't have to think about that" now he has gone. I try to play happy.

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