March 19, 2018

Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho needs to find consistency, admits Jurgen Klopp

19 March 2017, 05:59 | Winifred Adams

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The Reds will be looking to continue t take on Manchester City this weekend.

The victory against City left them six points below leaders Chelsea, but they have won just three of their nine matches since and continue to fluctuate between bewitching and bewildering.

Manchester City, meanwhile, are bidding to get back to winning ways after the disappointment of their Champions League elimination at the hands of Monaco last week.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has hinted at a new deal for midfielder Emre Can, while the Reds boss insists he is more than happy with Philippe Coutinho's form.

"Mentally, it was a big step forward for this Liverpool side".

"We think we have really serious chances to do that".

Jurgen Klopp's side head into the match at the Etihad Stadium in fourth place, with a five-point cushion to Arsenal in fifth, although they have played two more games than the Gunners.

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With 10 games left to play, the Merseysiders find themselves in the midst of tussle for the top four.

"A lot of teams have a lot of money and a lot of teams have a lot of good players and that is the one thing which makes it really hard to become champions in England".

But despite facing the prospect of his first trophy-less season, Guardiola has revealed how he has the full backing of club chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak, who offered his full support for the Spaniard after the defeat. With a semi-final date with Tottenham now set for five weeks' time, the title tilt is again the sole focus. City are in the FA Cup semifinal but other than that all focus can now be kept on remaining in the top four of the Premier League.

Victor Moses is Antonio Conte's only injury concern ahead of the game.

Liverpool are unbeaten in their nine games against sides now in the top six of the Premier League table this season (W5 D4 L0).

City captain Vincent Kompany will hope to feature after overcoming a knee injury, having been left out of the squad for the trip to Monaco.

"I expect them to press high at the start against Man City to hunt another mistake, especially as the Citizens will be a bit fragile and possibly low on confidence. I'm confident Liverpool will be in the top four".

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