Robbie Savage sends Liverpool FC transfer warning to Jurgen Klopp

The former Leicester midfielder warns Liverpool FC will find it difficult to replace Philippe Coutinho in January

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: The Sport Review

Liverpool FC will find it very difficult to replace Philippe Coutinho, Robbie Savage has warned.

The Reds sanctioned the sale of Coutinho to Barcelona in a £142m deal at the weekend to end the attacking midfielder’s time at Anfield.

Coutinho has been an instrumental member of Jurgen Klopp’s side over the past 24 months or so since the German’s appointment.

The South American scored 13 goals and made five assists in 31 games to help Liverpool FC qualify for the Champions League last term.

The attacking midfielder netted 12 times and created eight goals in 18 starts this term before his big-money move to Barcelona.

Former Leicester midfielder Savage warned Liverpool FC that the 18-time English champions will find it difficult to replace Coutinho in their team.

“I don’t think you can replace Coutinho. He has been absolutely magnificent,” Savage told BBC Radio 5 Live.

Liverpool FC finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last term after edging out Arsenal in the top-four race.

The Reds signed Virgil van Dijk in a £75m deal from Premier League rivals Southampton earlier in the January transfer window.

Klopp’s side will take on Portuguese giants FC Porto in the Champions League last 16 next month.

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