Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to highlight just how much they are missing Philippe Coutinho, especially whilst the Reds embark on a poor run of form with just three wins in nine games.
The Brazilian, who left for Barcelona in January for £142m, often managed to nick the points for Jurgen Klopp against teams who were difficult to break down with his excellent long range shooting and eye for a pass.
Impressively, the 26-year-old managed to record 12 goals and eight assists in 17 games before leaving for the Camp Nou, where he has since been involved in a further 25 goals for the Spanish Champions.
Having just suffered an embarrassing loss to Red Star Belgrade, in which the midfield of Gini Wijnaldum, James Milner and Adam Lallana offered nothing creative, Reds’ fans have been mourning the loss of the former Inter playmaker even more than normal.
Let’s take a look at some of the best tweets…
Any team in the world would miss him.
— NATHAN (@Nath_h1979) November 8, 2018
We all think so.
We NEED* a playmaker
— Humble. (@Malik_Levels) November 8, 2018
Ofcourse meanwhile Fekir is scoring and assisting with the supposed bad knee
— ManuelLFC (@di_commander) November 8, 2018
Yes Coutinho is missing but more so is AOC. And not replacing him is criminal. Just look how well Fekir has been doing in CL and L1. But most important we miss Zeljko Buvac. Let’s face it, Klopp is really not that much of a genius without Zeljko and it shows…
— Zutko (@johnnasty) November 8, 2018
We miss him dearly and it was due to some care free attitude on the path of the manager. Why did he abandon the all attack play of last season and instead settled for fraudulent defensive tactics this season.
— Awolade Shola (@solawale65) November 8, 2018
We really miss him and we need his replacement immediately ??
— Qwaku Alonso (@AlonsoKwaku) November 8, 2018
Obviously losing Coutinho was a huge blow as he’s a quality player. Fekir deal would have been great as he’s a playmaker but it didn’t workout for reasons unsure. Our current midfield needs Shaqiri as he’s the most creative of the lot and needs to be the link for the front 3.
— Luke Hodge (@HodgeLuke) November 8, 2018
We need a #10
— Luis Delgado (@luisdelgado64) November 8, 2018