With acceptance comes hope, and with a reported £142 million on its way – £105 million of which can be immediately spent – there’s plenty of reason to think Jurgen Klopp and the club’s transfer committee can fill the gaping void left by the Brazilian’s exit. The January transfer window provides a fickle task that rarely yields the prospects of its summer sister, though there’s also reason to think the club had months to prepare for Coutinho’s Catalan change and have a contingency plan in place.
The names most frequently linked with a move to Anfield are Leicester City‘s Riyad Mahrez and Monaco winger Thomas Lemar. There are also the likes of Marco Reus, Julian Draxler, Angel Di Maria, and Christian Pulisic – players who appear either discontent with their current clubs or have previously been reported as a likely Liverpool transfer target.
For every big-named player tethered to a high-profile January switch there are a slew of …read more