Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is confident Liverpool are well-equipped for life without Philippe Coutinho, insisting it is “business as usual” at Anfield.
“I haven’t really even thought about Phil leaving,” he said. “You realise it happens but you can’t start thinking ‘What are we going to do now that Phil is not here?
“It can’t be that at all. It’s business as usual.
“When Phil wasn’t in the team we still played great football and we have still amazing players who can score goals.
“The fact is he has gone now and we have to think ‘What have we got that is going to get the job done?’
“I have every faith in the boys that we just move on now. I don’t think it should affect us at all.
“When a big player leaves, a big player leaves. You’re at a big club like Liverpool, another big player will come in the future.
“I wish Phil all the very best but the only thing I’m concentrating on is Liverpool and winning as many games as we can, starting with Man City on Sunday.”