Philippe Coutinho‘s move to Barcelona broke several Scouse hearts, but will his absence dramatically affect Liverpool‘s style of play? In the latest episode of Three Minute Myths, we turned to the data to find out…
The Brazilian left Anfield for the Camp Nou in a deal worth around £145million earlier this month. The Reds attempted to fill the gap he left by bringing forward Naby Keita‘s arrival by six months. Ultimately, however, their efforts were fruitless with RB Leipzig standing firm.
It's left many Liverpool fans concerned that the Coutinho-shaped hole in their midfield won't be filled until the summer, something which could have a big effect on the remainder of their season.
Jürgen Klopp's side are in the hunt for a top four finish in the Premier League and are in the Champions League last-16, where they will take on Portuguese side Porto. There is plenty to play for.
But without signing a like-for-like replacement for Coutinho – if such a player exists – should we expect the Reds' style of play to change over the coming weeks? A look into the numbers were encouraging for the Reds, as you can view in the video above.
Where should we go next in our Three Minute Myths series? Which set of fans are the most deluded in the country? Let us know on Facebook or on Twitter, and we'll see what the data says.