Jan Molby says there's a massive job ahead at Liverpool as Philippe Coutinho has papered over cracks

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Jan Molby thinks Philippe Coutinho has papered over some of the cracks at Liverpool this season.

Liverpool legend Jan Molby has said there is a massive job for the club to do in the summer in order to improve on a disappointing season this term.

In his Liverpool Echo column, Molby is full of praise for the performances of Philippe Coutinho but has described the end of the season as chaotic - with the Reds having been knocked out of the FA Cup at the semi-final stage and only picked up eight points from their last eight games.

After a poor start to the season, Liverpool managed to put a run of form together during the midway stage of the campaign to put themselves in contention for the Champions League places, but defeats to Manchester United and Arsenal contributed to their hopes quickly unravelling again.

But Molby did have kind words for the Brazilian who picked up the club's Player of the Year award: "Some great individual displays from Philippe Coutinho papered over the cracks at times but it’s becoming increasingly clear that there’s another massive job to do this summer."

There has been a lot said about the departure of iconic skipper Steven Gerrard, the need for Liverpool to buy a striker to address the lack of firepower as well as bulking up the side in the middle of the park.

Molby seems concerned that there has been an over-reliance on Coutinho this season, when last term he was playing more of a supporting a role in a side that scored at will.

Now there is more pressure on him, there is a need for Liverpool to bring in more quality. But there is a lot that promises to be going on off the field in the summer and one thing that Molby and the fans will hope to see the club do is bring in more quality players.

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