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Firmino declares Liverpool handling life without Coutinho

Liverpool star Roberto Firmino says his teammates are doing just fine without Philippe Coutinho.

His Brazil teammate joined Barcelona last month in a deal worth a staggering £142m.

Despite not signing a direct replacement for arguably their best player last season, Liverpool have moved up to within two points of second-placed Manchester United.

And the 26-year-old believes the players have taken it upon themselves to cover the loss of their once damaging playmaker.

"Yes, of course," said Firmino when asked if he enjoyed being a leader with Coutinho gone.

"Coutinho is a great player but we have substituted him with no problem.

"Everybody has great responsibility but that's our job, to deal with that responsibility."

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