Liverpool have had an impressive stretch of Prem games, but the FC crew debate if they can maintain their momentum.
After arriving from Schalke on a free transfer in the summer, Matip has settled in quickly to help Liverpool up to second in the Premier League, just a point adrift of table-topping Chelsea.
"They still have a few more hours in the day to be influenced by people around them".
The manager gave nothing away as to his intentions for his starting line-up when addressing the media at his pre-match briefing on Thursday, suggesting that there was still plenty of time between then and Saturday's game for things to happen to impact his decisions. While he's continued to insist that he's content fighting for his place on Merseyside and doing what he can to help the team succeed, it's hard to see a player in the prime of his career with such an impeccable eye for goal being content with warming the bench for too long.
"They've always had really good teams, Liverpool. He has to create a problem for the manger and if you're in a sulk you're just making it easy for the him".
GETTY Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is keen on Southampton pair Virgil van Dijk and Sam McQueen
Brazil global Coutinho has been one of Liverpool's key performers this season and he hailed the resilience that Klopp has instilled in the squad.
"It is not too hard".
"We will celebrate Christmas underground", Klopp said with a telling smile.
"It is better to be in the number one spot one time than never in your life, but it is not really important in this moment". There is nothing to think about.
"All I can say is we won last week against Hull City, so we go into the game after a couple of good victories", Moyes told a news conference on Friday.
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