Coutinho's exit left a rather bitter taste, and fans understandably expressed their concerns about how he would be replaced. Last season, the Guinea international scored eight goals and added seven assists in 31 Bundesliga appearances.
While the club have slapped a price on his head, Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhüttl wants the 22-year-old to remain with the Bundesliga team.
Both Liverpool and Arsenal supposedly had bids rejected back in August, but the former is expected to revive their interest and could pay a fee north of £100m to get their man.
Regardless of the details, if accepted, such an offer would be good news for the club, especially in the wake of recent events.
Firmino, 26, has blossomed under the tutelage of Jurgen Klopp and the Reds are determined not to be seen as a selling club just as Borussia Dortmund were under Jurgen Klopp.
Liverpool must do all they can so seal a January move for their incoming purchase - whether they succeed or fail in that respect could end up being a season-defining moment.
Liverpool have been linked with Lemar, who would go some way to immediately restocking the squad with talent.
Liverpool received £75 million from Barcelona for Luis Suarez in the summer of 2014, but that windfall was largely wasted on the likes of Lazar Markovic, Divock Origi and Mario Balotelli.
This is not the first time when a club has made the move to compensate for fans' money spent on a jersey.
A new goalkeeper is paramount, however, if they are to really reach that top level.
"We have goals and creativity all over the team".