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Liverpool news: Thierry Henry reveals who he thinks will replace Philippe Coutinho

THIERRY HENRY is sticking to the prediction he made at the start of the season over which player will be the ‘new Coutinho’.

Liverpool finally caved into Barcelona’s demands earlier this month as they agreed a £142m fee with Barcelona.

With Philippe Coutinho now gone, much of the talk has been about how the Reds will cope without him and who they could sign.

Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez and Monaco attacker Thomas Lemar have been linked with moves to Anfield but Arsenal legend Henry doesn’t feel Jurgen Klopp has to splash the cash to fill the void left by the Brazilian.

“You still have [Roberto] Firmino, [Mohamed] Salah, [Sadio] Mane - I mean, this is not a bad front three," Henry told Sky Sports.

"You would obviously prefer to have that front with Coutinho as a No 10.

Liverpool news: Thierry Henry reveals who he thinks will replace Philippe Coutinho
Thierry Henry thinks Liverpool will be able to cope without Philippe Coutinho

The amount of goals he has scored from outside the box is just ridiculous. You have to move on though and Liverpool will always be Liverpool

Thierry Henry on Philippe Coutinho

"[Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain is there, [Adam] Lallana is back, but obviously you are going to miss Coutinho.

“The amount of goals he has scored from outside the box is just ridiculous. You have to move on though and Liverpool will always be Liverpool."

Liverpool’s leading goalscorer in the league this season is Salah with 23 goals.

The former Chelsea winger has been in sensational form for the Reds and Henry feels his pre-season prediction is coming true.

"I said at the beginning of the season he can be the new Coutinho - obviously I did not know that Coutinho was going to leave," Henry added.

"What I like about him is that he is not bothered about coming to get the ball. He is constantly running behind you, and as right back or a centre back, you do not want to run that way the whole game. And that is all he does.

Philippe Coutinho completed his £142m transfer to Barcelona earlier this month

"It is actually scary as look at the actual amount of goals he scores, but also look at the amount of goals he missed - one versus one, not easy goals at the end of the day, because they are not easy.

"But goals you would like to think that if he starts to work on his calmness, pose, do what you have to do, he is going to destroy teams even more so than what he is doing right now because I think he missed more goals than he scored.

"And the ones that he missed were easier than the ones he scored! I always have been a big fan, he is having an amazing season with Liverpool."

Salah will be hoping to add to his tally when Liverpool host Manchester City on Sunday (4pm).

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