Jamie Redknapp: Liverpool FC problem will be driving Philippe Coutinho crazy

Jamie Redknapp believes Liverpool's defensive problems will be driving Philippe Coutinho crazy

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho Photo: The Sport Review

Jamie Redknapp believes Liverpool’s defensive problems will be driving Philippe Coutinho crazy.

The Reds managed to keep Coutinho at Anfield beyond the summer transfer window despite Barcelona making a number of offers for the Brazilian midfielder.

The 25-year-old handed in a transfer request but Liverpool managed to keep the South American for the 2017-18 season and resist Barcelona’s lucrative bids.

Coutinho has scored four times in six games since returning to the Liverpool starting line-up after missing the start of the season with a back problem.

Liverpool, though, have struggled defensively under Jurgen Klopp this term after conceding 16 times in nine games in the Premier League.

The Reds lost 5-0 to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium last month before Sunday’s 4-1 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.

Former Liverpool midfielder Redknapp believes Coutinho will be growingly increasingly frustrated with the Reds’ problems at the back.

“Going forward when you add Lallana and Mane to the equation, they’re as good as anyone,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.

“If I was playing in this team, the individual mistakes would drive me crazy.

“It was must drive the likes of Coutinho crazy because you’ve got to score three or four goals to win a game.”

Coutinho scored 13 goals and made seven assists in 31 appearances in the Premier League last term.

The South American moved to Liverpool in a £8.5m deal from Inter Milan in the 2013 January transfer window.

Liverpool haven’t won the Premier League title but finished in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014.

The Reds are in ninth place in the Premier League table.

MORE: Latest Liverpool FC news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Jamie Carragher
Jamie Carragher: Liverpool FC have made a statement with win at Chelsea FC
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer delivers fresh Man United transfer update
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Photo: Screen grab)
Man United in talks with FC Barcelona about signing 23-year-old – report
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter gives update on Man United pursuit of Jadon Sancho
Gary Neville
Gary Neville uses Chelsea FC to make point about Man United signings
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Man United consider last-minute swoop to sign 19-year-old Ligue 1 defender – report
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Novak Djokovic
Rome Masters 2020: Novak Djokovic wins record 36th Masters title against Schwartzman
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter gives update on Man United pursuit of Jadon Sancho
Kai Havertz
Frank Lampard sends message to Chelsea FC fans about Kai Havertz