Three players Jurgen Klopp can sign in Philippe Coutinho’s absence

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Philippe Coutinho lying on the floor holding his hamstring

With Philippe Coutinho out until January with ligament damage in his ankle, Michael Mongie looks at the players that Jurgen Klopp might bring in during the winter transfer window.

Liverpool will have to make do without Philippe Coutinho for up to six weeks after the Brazilian came off worse for wear in a heavy 50/50 challenge with Didier Ndong against Sunderland in Saturday’s Premier League fixture.

Scans revealed serious ligament damage but it has come as a relief that Coutinho didn’t break his ankle as was a genuine fear after the player left Anfield in a wheelchair. While Liverpool might have good squad depth, with Daniel Sturridge also out injured, Jurgen Klopp’s numbers in offensive areas are dwindling and there is every chance that the German will turn to the transfer window to reinforce his squad.

You could make a case for Divock Origi or Georginio Wijnaldum being Coutinho’s replacement, and they will need to be during the hectic December schedule, but injury to Liverpool’s number 10 shows just how quickly their squad depth can wear thin.

So without much further ado, we discuss a few players that Jurgen Klopp and new sporting director Michael Edwards might have their eyes on.

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Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.

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