The ex-Reds’ captain claims, Liverpool were too Coutinho-dependent. Would Barca face the same problems after Lionel Messi era?
“When you look at Liverpool’s recent performances, they’re on another planet to the rest of the league in terms of balance and having the right mix in the team.
“The amazing thing is, that’s is all of the back of Philippe Coutinho leaving. Everyone thought that when he left that it would weaken Liverpool – but it’s actually strengthened them!
“That’s because they were probably too reliant on the Brazilian. Everything had to go through him. It’s much more of a team effort now, rather than it being all about one player. Yes, Salah is the standout man and that’s obvious, but every one of them puts a shift in.”