Three ways Jurgen Klopp can fit Philippe Coutinho back into his exciting Liverpool team

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So, after weeks of deliberation, rumours and transfer requests, Philippe Coutinho's immediate future has been sorted, with the Brazilian remaining at Liverpool for the time being.

Barcelona were desperate to land the 25-year-old playmaker, but after three rejected bids, they finally threw in the towel on the Spanish deadline day.

Coutinho is yet to make a competitive appearance for Liverpool this season due to his precarious situation but now, Jurgen Klopp will surely look to integrate the talented South American back into his exciting lineup.


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It won't be easy, as Liverpool have been brilliant so far in 2017/18, with their 4-0 demolition of Arsenal at Anfield a display of their awesome attacking flair.

Nevertheless, given Coutinho's outrageous talent - which he displayed for Brazil on Thursday night - he simply has to go back into Klopp's plans. Here are three ways the German coach could arrange his team with the former Inter Milan man involved.



The most suitable role for the returning Coutinho will be at the expense of Wijnaldum in a midfield trio.

The Brazilian has a natural flair for creativity and his ability to instigate attacks and drive forward could turn Liverpool into an even more formidable force.

Wijnaldum is good at it but let's face it, Coutinho is better.

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Now, due to Coutinho's game being tailored to attacking, Klopp could opt to alter his formation and forge an attacking quartet.

It would place more defensive responsibility on the heads of Emre Can and Jordan Henderson, but the Brazilian would be free to operate higher up the pitch and get closer to the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.



Now, this would be hugely experimental, but it would be interesting to see Coutinho back out on the left, a role he made his own last season.

With Salah out on the right, the deadly Mane could move inside nearer to Roberto Firmino where he would be given freedom to exert his clinical attacking talent. A wildcard option but on paper, it looks deadly.

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