Philippe Coutinho has lost his magical touch since coming back from injury and Jamie Redknapp believes that Klopp will need him to fire on all cylinders to achieve their goals this season.

Currently fourth in the league, 11 points of Chelsea at the top, Liverpool will be delighted at their comeback against Burnley at Anfield at the weekend.

The Reds went down to a goal from Ashley Barnes early in the game but Dutch star Georginio Wijnaldum popped up with an important strike right before the break to take his side into half time level at 1-1.

Emre Can scored the winner in the second half from outside the box before setting off on a trademark celebration and though there were plenty of positives to take from this victory, former Liverpool star Jamie Redknapp felt otherwise.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Redknapp felt that Liverpool will be hurt by the lack of the form of the Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho from now to the end of the season.

The 23-year-old, who made a sizzling start to the campaign, picked up five goals and five assists in the first 13 games for the side in the domestic league. However, he was hit with an ankle injury late last year that kept him out of the game for six weeks.

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It was a lengthy absence but Liverpool expected Coutinho to be back for the crunch period and help them progress in all competitions, but the playmaker has been terribly out of form and is slowly becoming a liability.


He was the first player to be replaced in the game against Burnley and Redknapp felt that his form, or the lack of it, could be a major worry for Liverpool going ahead for the rest of the season.

Speaking to reporters from Sky, Redknapp said, “The one worry for me is Philippe Coutinho at the moment.

“He was on fire earlier in the season, he was the difference for Liverpool. But some of the magic has gone and he needs to get that back. That’s the manager’s job. Especially at Man City where he’s had a lot of success in the last two or three seasons.

“That’s a bit of a worry for me because he makes such a difference. When he plays well, so do Liverpool,” he added.

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Since his return from injury, Coutinho has just one goal in eight games for the Reds in the league, which came in the loss to Leicester City.

Coutinho, at his best, can win games single-handedly for Liverpool and if he is unable to find his rhythm before the end of the season, Liverpool are in with a decent chance of missing out on the top four.

Do you think Coutinho’s lack of form for the last eight games is an issue to worry about for the club this season?

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