Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has claimed that the decision to sell Philippe Coutinho can only be judged at the end of the season.
Liverpool lost for the first time in 19 games on Monday night as they were blanked by bottom side Swansea City, after beating the table-toppers Manchester City in their previous game.
Alfie Mawson struck the 40th-minute winner for bottom club Swansea, pouncing on a poor Van Dijk clearance from a corner that Liverpool’s £75million record signing possibly should not have conceded.
In a game that was crying out for creativity, Coutinho’s absence was noticeable for some, but Carragher believes that it is too early to decide whether selling the Brazil international was the right call.
He told Sky Sports: “It’s wrong to say on the back of one game last week ‘it’s fine without Coutinho’ and it is wrong on the back of this game to say ‘it’s a nightmare without Coutinho’.
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