“(Coutinho’s) a player of absolute substance. I had him at Liverpool and I would never had sold him, if I wasn’t forced to,” he said, cited in the Echo, when asked about his biggest LFC regrets. “The offer was undeniable to us, it seemed strange, we couldn’t allow ourselves to hold him back.”

We predict Coutinho will shine in Germany. He’s a world-class player and his failings at Barcelona are not representative of his ability.

And in fairness, he still won back-to-back La Liga titles during his 18-month stay.

It’s more important for us though that Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain prove they can fill our attacking midfield void. Last term, injuries to Ox and a settling-in period for Keita meant we normally deployed a more functional central three, but we’d like to see Klopp using one of our midfield dynamos as often as possible in 2019/20.