Aldridge: Liverpool FC need to replace Philippe Coutinho as soon as possible
Liverpool must move quickly to replace Philippe Coutinho , former Reds striker John Aldridge has warned.
“I am not surprised but disappointed he (Coutinho) is leaving because he is a fantastic player to watch,” Aldridge told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Sportsweek programme.
“They have spent £75m of it wisely on Virgil van Dijk - a player we have needed for some time in a leader at the back - but he (Coutinho) needs replacing and we have got to do it ASAP.”
Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez - a key player for the Foxes when they won the Premier League back in 2016 - has been linked as a potential candidate to fill Coutinho’s shoes.
“You need that type of player similar to Coutinho who sees that pass, can do something extraordinary outside the box, can bend it in the top corner and is good on free-kicks as well.”