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Liverpool legend Aldridge: We're not soft. We know Coutinho leaving

Liverpool legend John Aldridge says Philippe Coutinho's departure is now inevitable.

Reflecting on victory over Bournemouth, Aldridge wrote for the Liverpool Echo: "Philippe Coutinho was brilliant.

"But we're not soft, we've got to enjoy him while we can. That's the way football is.

"No-one can knock his desire, his professionalism, his enthusiasm. He's running around now more than he ever has before and that's great.

"Okay he won't be with us next season, that's 100%, we know that.

"For Sky to try to manipulate the player straight after the game two weeks on the trot after Jurgen Klopp the week before I thought that was out of order. You want to talk about the great goals, great players and great deliveries.

"I know they're after a reaction but that's poor."

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