Liverpool must consider Mahrez as Coutinho replacement, says ex-player
Liverpool should consider Riyad Mahrez as a replacement for Philippe Coutinho, former Reds striker John Aldridge has said.
“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.
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.
“If you look at the way Coutinho plays, he [Mahrez] is very similar,” Aldridge added.
“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.”