Jurgen klopp is confident Liverpool can cope without Senegalese sadio Mane while the attacker is away on Africa Cup of Nations duty in January.
Mane’s last game before joining the Senegal squad in Gabon is against Sunderland on January 2, with the 24-year-old available for the Reds’ next three fixtures.
But as Klopp continued, he suggested that if there were, Liverpool would not enjoy the same harmony, with Mane’s deputies agitating for game time.
“What does Sadio play? As a winger, if you want. A very offensive player, who can do everything,” he mused.
“We don’t have five other wingers, but if we had five other wingers we cannot have the team we have in this moment with the atmosphere we have in this moment.
“How I said, you can’t have everything. We decided to do this.
“The players need to be open, and I’m sure they are. We need to really show this.
“We cannot change the football in this moment. Sadio is away, we need to find soltuions.
“They can be, in specific circumstances, in the transfer market, but if not they are in the squad.”
Liverpool will be without his £30 million summer signing for eight games, including both legs of the League Cup semi-final against Southampton .
Also the winger will miss tough Premier League clashes with Manchester United and Chelsea.