Liverpool seem set to lose Philippe Coutinho and while that won’t be going down well with a number of fans, the club seems to be on the hunt for replacements, with Thomas Lemar being one of the touted players. The Frenchman was one of Monaco’s best players last season but he has not been at his best this season and that is one reason why a number of fans are not sure about his success in England.
One player whose name has been doing the rounds regarding a move to a bigger club is Riyad Mahrez. The Leicester City forward has been in great form this season, even after a poor campaign last time around. The Algerian has scored 7 goals and 7 assists in the Premier League and could finally make the big switch, to Liverpool, at least that is what the fans hope.
Coutinho’s departure would be a major blow for us but Mahrez has shown he can perform well in the Premier League and he might just be the right player for us as we look to get another attacking spark for our side next season.
Twitter was lit up with a number of Liverpool fans asking us to sign Mahrez and here are just a few of them.
LFC should make it hard for Barca now, but if Couti goes, we need to get a replacement, maybe Mahrez is an option
— Shane Pillay (@ShanePillay6) January 2, 2018
Really hope we don’t lose Coutinho in Jan but have a feeling we will. Though I think it will be a big mistake on his behalf as something special is happening at #LFC. If he does go then we have to get Mahrez in, such a class player & PL proven. What will be will be. #YNWA
— Anfield Dugout Tickets (@DugoutTickets) January 1, 2018
I think Coutinho probably goes in the summer to Barca. Wouldn’t mind #LFC testing the waters for Mahrez.
— LaneMcCann (@LaneMcCann) January 1, 2018
My 5 cents: Coutinho will leave Liverpool next summer. Buying Naby Keïta and possibly Mahrez suggests they don’t think Coutinho is a long time option anymore.
Whether that will be to FC Barcelona, thru an agreement set this month for summer or to another club is yet to be known.
— Ramzi ⚽Ⓜ (@footballmood) January 2, 2018
I’d have Mahrez at Liverpool.
— Kop Talk (@KopTalk28) January 1, 2018
It doesn’t matter if Phil Coutinho move to Barcelona if we buy Riyad Mahrez for the substitution. He’s the one who can fit Cou’s position @LFC
— Vicko Oktavianto (@vickooktavianto) January 1, 2018
Coutinho out, Mahrez in and enough profit to pay for Van Dijk with the spare change? That suddenly seems like a decent deal for Liverpool in this transfer window.
— RAYLFC (@Rabih_Yaghi) January 2, 2018
If Coutinho goes to Barca then Liverpool MUST go in for Riyad Mahrez
— Mario Gomez (H) (@KalNaimar) January 2, 2018
Liverpool shld go for mahrez Will Be the best replacement not lanzini or lemar
— Ibrahim Abdi (@ibrahimabdi008) January 2, 2018
— Roy DeAlien (@RoyDeAlien) January 2, 2018
Why am i seeing Liverpool fans mentioning Mahrez as a possible Coutinho replacement? Mahrez isn’t a central fucking midfielder plus he’s isn’t even that good.
— Raz (@EgyptianBa11er) January 2, 2018
If you’re a Liverpool fan and you want us to buy Mahrez you should have a seriously good look at yourselves. One excellent season in his entire career.
— Addison (@_addison_92) January 2, 2018