Well, I agree about the player you are talking about, but I think it will be a LW also able to play as AM/CM when needed. That's why Klopp wanted Lemar as Coutinho's substitute. Lemar would never be a backup player here, he would start just like Coutinho used to, always the front 4.I think the playmaker we sign will be a fast paced left sided forward who can mean Mane isn't an automatic choice there and play on the right a bit (Salah rested or playing CF so Firmino is rested).
The four players you list are quite different and what fans cry out for has never reflected on what Klopp has actually done.
What Klopp did at Dortmund won't be mirrored exactly here. He has more control than he did there and different tactical challenges.
We aren't suffering for our midfield not being creative enough this season and it'll be more creative next season with Keita coming in (especially if someone like Jorginho follows him through the door). Don't need to change formation back to fit Coutinho or alternative in. You have it backwards. This half of the season isn't Klopp using what he has. Having and using Coutinho was Klopp using what he had.
I agree the players I listed are different, but they are all AM/LW offensive players and none of them would be a backup here, all starters.
I think we obviously can replicate what Klopp did at Dortmund because the playstyle hasn't changed, only the system. Also, did he had to use Gotze as his playmaker? Did he had to use Gundogan as his deep lying playmaker? Did he had to use Coutinho as 8? And using Coutinho as LW in 2016/2017 and buying a RW and using Coutinho as 8 was something he had to do also? Was he okay with Coutinho leaving? Why did the tried to buy Lemar if he was okay with Coutinho leaving? He had the summer window to build his team and in december he lost Coutinho. Was that an option?
Tbh, I think you have it backwards, man.
See, Klopp's past shows that we will buy a playmaker CM able to play as winger and he will be a starter. Coutinho was our best player when he was here, that undeniable. He may even buy a first team playmaker CM and a backup winger for Salah/Mané, for example.
We should know our manager by now. It's been 2,5 years already.
You are right, probably the best football we have played, but that's half of the answer. As I said before, VVD, Robertson, much improved AA/Mané and Karius have something to do about how good we are playing football. Coutinho leaving is not the answer to why we are playing much better, there's much more to that. Imo, we would be even better with Coutinho here.He may be "using what he has" but this also happens to be the best football we have played under Klopp, without Coutinho as well.
He may well go with a deep lying playmaker,but why would he change the best system he has had since he arrived just to use a system which worked well for a while in a different country with an inferior league.
Klopp would not change the system, he would be improving it. See, having a playmaker wouldn't make us not having Ox. It's a new alternative. We can make things even better, why wouldn't we do that?