Pundit claims Philippe Coutinho’s exit has improved Liverpool FC

Former Chelsea FC goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer believes Philippe Coutinho's exit has improved Liverpool FC's attack

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Liverpool FC’s attack is playing better than ever since Philippe Coutinho’s exit, Mark Schwarzer has claimed.

The Brazil international was a key part of Jurgen Klopp’s attack last term as Liverpool FC finished in fourth place in the table.

Coutinho was the club’s joint top goal-scorer after he netted 13 times along with Sadio Mane.

FC Barcelona attempted to sign the South American in the summer but Liverpool FC managed to hold onto the playmaker.

However, the La Liga giants finally got their target after a £142m deal with the Reds convinced the Premier League side to sell.

Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Mane have scored a hatful of goals to ensure Coutinho hasn’t been missed.

Former Chelsea FC goalkeeper Schwarzer believes Coutinho’s exit has actually been a big positive for Liverpool FC so far.

“If anything, Coutinho has been a blessing in disguise because those three are playing better than ever,” Schwarzer told Sky Sports.

Firmino, Mane and Salah all got on the score sheet in Liverpool FC’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth at Anfield on Saturday evening.

The Reds signed Netherlands international Virgil van Dijk in a £75m deal from Premier League rivals Southampton in January.

Liverpool FC finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last term in Klopp’s first full season in charge.

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