There had to be a reason for it, right?
[ RECAP: Liverpool 2-2 Bournemouth ]
Coutinho began to feel sick at halftime and told Klopp he needed to come off the pitch. Liverpool went on to blow a 2-1 lead and drew Bournemouth at Anfield.
Klopp was far from pleased with the result. From LiverpoolFC.com:
“We had the moments and we scored a wonderful goal, and usually you could close the game in one moment. We didn’t, we left it open. And then a second ball after a set-piece and that made me nearly vomit, actually. That’s, of course, not nice. But we have to take it. It’s my responsibility, all of this. I have to be clearer in these situations, obviously. But I will find a solution for this.”
Liverpool has been poor against bottom half teams this season, especially given their fantastic record against the best teams on the table. Whatever’s led to that, at least we know it wasn’t Klopp removing his most effective attacker for tactical reasons.