He’ll hit some form eventually and the Kop media will smooth over the hubbub he created in his early spell at Liverpool. The move in general makes absolutely no sense whatsoever though. Unless he really notches out a place in CM this season, all hope of that will diminish when Keita upgrades those CM spots.
Keita in > Coutinho out? Even then, there’s bound to be another host of hot prospects come next summer and Klopp may think he needs someone to truly compliment Keita. The planning of this move really leads me to believe that Liverpool made contact late on knowing they were Alex’s #1 option and decided to take that option. The odds are stacked against him and he really needs to build something with Liverpool if he wants to make a career there.
Either way, I’m not sure why I care too much! It loosens our purse strings and frees up a spot for when Goretzka joins