Lineker jokes Coutinho not good enough to get back in Liverpool team

Liverpool attracted plenty of plaudits from fans and football figures alike during Sunday’s impressive 4-0 win over Arsenal.

‘Match of the Day’ anchor Gary Lineker was one of many who liked what he saw at Anfield, and he made it known on Twitter.

Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturridge all got on the scoresheet as Jurgen Klopp’s men ripped a lacklustre Arsenal team apart.

Behind the scenes, there is still uncertainty over Philippe Coutinho’s Liverpool future, with Barcelona still circling, but the Merseyside club have reiterated numerous times that the Brazilian is not for sale.

The Reds have faced criticism in the early stages of this season for the state of their defence, but with regard to their attacking threat, they have been scintillating.

Coutinho has not played a single game yet in this campaign due to a back injury and illness, but Liverpool have managed to take seven points from a possible nine in the Premier League.

The team were also able to overcome Hoffenheim across two legs to secure a place in the group stage of the Champions League.

If Coutinho does end up staying on Merseyside for the season, then he will of course strengthen the setup, but during Liverpool’s rout over Arsenal on Sunday, Lineker joked that the playmaker may struggle to get a game.