Jürgen Klopp sees potential benefits in switching Philippe Coutinho to a more central role.
The Liverpool No.10 has enjoyed another productive season for the Reds when fully fit and has contributed 11 goals in all competitions from a position typically on the left of the team’s front three – often in tandem with compatriot Roberto Firmino and the Reds’ Player of the Season Sadio Mane.
As Klopp considers ways to mould his side in the seasons to come, though, the idea of withdrawing Coutinho back towards the middle of the pitch – where he has featured on occasion in the past – is a possibility.
“Can we work on different things with Phil? Yes, of course,” said the manager.
“He plays at the moment kind of wing ‘10’ but he can also play as a No.8. That is possible and maybe he will have more influence and we can involve another player on the wing.
“That would make us stronger for sure, having his creativity in the middle of the park. He would have to adapt to that. He is young, full of talent and I’m pretty sure he thinks he is in the right place.”
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