Coutinho would not have played again for Liverpool, indicates Jurgen Klopp

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Jurgen Klopp has challenged his men to be courageous as Liverpool look to end Manchester City's unbeaten run in the Premier League today.

Hazard has been regularly touted as a potential target for Barcelona's arch rivals Real Madrid since his emergence as a top Premier League player at Chelsea.

I think City have done a great deal to convince everyone that they can defend over the last few months but the doubts I had at the start of the season were fully exposed by Liverpool during the early blows of that game.

But questioned whether he could try to bring someone like Sanchez to replace Coutinho, Klopp said: "If we do something then it needs to be right decision, we don't have to replace him - what we have to do is step up". But we have to make the best of it and we have fantastic players here. That's the situation, we are already used to it.

Furthermore, his versatility means that he can comfortably change positions with wingers and attacking midfielders, confusing the opposition defence as they can never be sure who is playing in which position.

While Mahrez doesn't seem to be Klopp's priority, the price tag is putting him off Lemar.

It's interesting to play against them. "I don't exactly know how the reaction has been, but if there is someone who should be angry, massively disappointed, then it could be the manager of the club the player is leaving".

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"We will get all the money", Klopp is quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo.

Raheem Sterling, lured away from Merseyside by Manchester City a year later, was another high-profile recent departure whose decision to walk away caused considerable angst among Reds supporters. Firmino, a dark skinned Brazilian, confronted Holgate who is of Jamaican descent and is claimed to have racially abused the Everton player with referee Bobby Madley and other players within earshot.

What they do, they do fantastic but the good thing is it's not completely unpredictable. "But he still wanted to leave, that's how it is and so now he's there and we are still here".

The Liverpool manager added: "It's normal in this business, you lose players and you buy players. The club is trying everything to do things differently".

This tactic has been a main reason behind Liverpool's attacking prowess this season, with Firmino working in ideal harmony with wingers Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané, and the recently departed Philippe #Coutinho.

"We don't play "hero football". I am very happy to be able to live together, to be able to learn from them and be able to win together'. But it was clear that's over now and we can not do anymore. "But that won't happen".