It looks almost guaranteed for Philippe Coutinho to leave Liverpool for Barcelona. Even Barcelona’s kit manufacturers, Nike, accidentally leaked information about the transfer. The text was in all languages of the website and was quickly removed when many users on Twitter pointed it out. Although many of the clubs haven’t confirmed any deal as of yet, Philippe Coutinho has been a long-term target for Barcelona according to rumors. Eventually, if the ‘Little Magician’ does make the move in January, who could Liverpool go for to replace their star man? let’s lookout
#5 Julian Draxler
Another pick from Ligue 1, Julian Draxler of Paris Saint-Germain is another player who was linked to Liverpool during the summer. This German plays a more central role but has also been utilized on either wing.
He is a little older than Lemar, at 24 years of age, but already boasts a large amount of talent as a playmaker. He has got 3 goals and 5 assists in 23 games this season. This is amazingly impressive considering he has only played the full 90 minutes only on 5 occasions.
Draxler has previously expressed his concern regarding his minutes on the pitch, moving to Anfield could be a good option.
#4 Thomas Lemar
Thomas Lemar could be a possible signing, as Liverpool were interested in him last summer but failed to secure his signature during the last few hours of the window.Although his preferred position is on the left wing, he can also play in the attacking midfield role; similar to Coutinho.
Lemar came to the spotlight last season with the young Monaco side, as they shocked the world by making it to the semi-finals of the Champions League and beating PSG to the Ligue 1 title. For 2016/17 season, Lemar scored 14 goals and bagged 17 assists in 55 games.
This season he is proving his worth by scoring 2 goals and 4 assists in 18 games. but Sadly sidelined due to injury a lot more. Thomas Lemar is a player who has a lot of potentials and at an attacking club like Liverpool, he could blossom into the finest player.
#3 Manuel Lanzini
Manuel Lanzini of West Ham is one of the most likely targets, as he is proven in the Premier League. This 24-year-old attacking midfielder has spent two and a half seasons in the Premier League with West Ham and is their creative spearhead.
This season, he has scored 1 goal and assisted 7 in 15 appearances, despite playing in a struggling side. If he can produce numbers like that for West Ham, he could be a serious threat at Liverpool. Because of his experience in the Premier League, he may have an edge over the other players on this list.
#2 Max Meyer
Another German, Max Meyer of Schalke is young at 22 and has shown bags of potential in the both the Bundesliga and for the national team. He was part of Germany Under 21 squad. This squad won the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in 2017 and has already made 4 appearances for the senior national team, scoring 1 goal.
Sadly He has only scored and assisted once each this season. But this is mainly because he has been often deployed as a defensive midfielder. rather than his preferred attacking midfield position. Like Coutinho, when he first came to Anfield, Meyer is a young player with glimpses of talent who could become something special.
#1 Dani Ceballos
The youngest in the lot, 21-year-old Dani Ceballos is one of the brightest prospects of world football. He was awarded the Player of the Tournament at the UEFA European Under-21 Championship where he came runners-up with Spain.
His talent secured a move to Real Madrid last summer, but he has only appeared in 13 games for the club. A player with his potential would be looking to play a more consistent role, and Klopp has been rumored to have taken an interest in the young Spaniard to replace Philippe Coutinho.
So far, they look the perfect replacement in case Philipe Coutinho movement. Well, everything will be cleared when the movement will occur. With this foggy environment on transfer, it appears to club hold everything at their top.