Naby Keita Starts - Liverpool Team vs Bournemouth Confirmed

Tuesday, 10 Dec, 2019

The often-defining Christmas fixture schedule still lies ahead, but the reigning champions' thrilling 2-1 derby defeat to Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium has left them so far behind Liverpool, even boss Pep Guardiola has conceded his side will find it hard to catch them.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he has never doubted the quality of midfielder Naby Keita despite the Guinea international's limited impact since his arrival at Anfield previous year.

Metropolis have misplaced 4 instances this season - as many as they misplaced the entire of final marketing campaign - and after one victory of their final 4 league video games, the Spaniard has contemplated whether or not his aspect can preserve tempo with the European giants.

Liverpool FC moved 14 points clear of defending Premier League champions Manchester City on Saturday thanks to their 3-0 victory at Bournemouth.

There is still much to do for Solskjaer to convince the doubters, not least catching Chelsea in fourth to secure a return to the Champions League next season, but this was undoubtedly his best week as permanent United boss.

Liverpool lost the title last season by just one point and it seems that Jurgen Klopp has worked really hard to ensure that his side to end the club's 30-year long wait for the League title. The defeat in the Manchester derby leaves the "citizen" 14 points behind Liverpool. Jamie Vardy seems to be in the form of his life and scored twice yet again.

After Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain opened the scoring at Bournemouth, Keita struck before setting up Mohamed Salah for the Premier League leaders.

There are reports that Klopp might choose to start Divock Origi up front in place of Roberto Fimrino but we don't think the manager will take such a big gamble - especially in Europe.

"Honestly, I won't be going asking for the job. It's great, we should have that more often", Klopp said. Let us know in the comments section below.

"Obviously, in the future I would like to come back to the Premier League because I like the league".

"I don't think anybody expects us to be anywhere near the top", said Rodgers.

Guardiola says he is not thinking about any silverware at present, just about getting his side to improve their performances after just two wins in their last seven matches.

Klopp's team earlier widened the gulf at the top of the table to 11 points, with second-placed Leicester not in action until Sunday, meaning Liverpool can not be caught by December 25.

Here, the PA news agency looks back at five things we learned from this weekend's action.