Roberto is known for his flexibility and is fit for playing in the two positions which is something that Klopp is searching for.
"This season they played a lot of games without Coutinho for many circumstances - injuries and other reasons". "I knew there was a moment when it would come up again in this transfer window and it came up massively". He also said it was "100 percent clear" that Coutinho was no longer ready to help Liverpool on the field, compared to the first half of the season. You're at a big club like Liverpool, another big player will come in the future. If you don't miss a person then there would have been something wrong when you were together.
"If we do something it needs to be the right decision", he said of potential signings.
Klopp did not rule out entering the transfer market this month, but insisted he will rely primarily on the current squad to compensate for Coutinho's absence.
While he acknowledged that it is "not too cool" that Coutinho has left, he says it is "not a real problem at all" because they will "bring in other players that's for sure", adding: "If we do it in this [January] window?"
Coutinho moved to the Catalan giants last week for a fee of £106m, plus a further £36m in variables, as the Brazilian global secured his long awaited move to the Camp Nou.
After a testing start to his Anfield career, having arrived on the final day of the August window, the England worldwide is starting to show the sort of form that persuaded Klopp to spend £35m on him.
There have been suggestions that the Merseysiders could pay an additional compensation fee to bring the deal forward to January with Bild recently claiming that Leizpig would privately consider an offer of £13m to sanction Keita's move this move. "I knew there would be that process".
"You know players are different, I've had this very often".
Liverpool are reeling from the loss of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, but according to latest reports on Sky Bet, the Reds are favourites ahead of both Manchester United and Barcelona to complete the signing of Atletico Madrid superstar Antoine Griezmann.