Liverpool are aiming to return to winning ways, after two successive draws, while AFC Bournemouth are targeting a third victory in four matches.
Ahead of the Saturday’s game, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has faced the press.
Dejan Lovren is still sidelined. Trent trained fully. Jordan trained yesterday as well after not long a break. Gini trained completely normal.
Klopp on Gomez: We’re working on it being 4 to 6 weeks
Klopp on whether Salah will play for Egypt: “No contact yet. Mo didn’t say anything. So we will see.”
‘Shout your soul out!’: Whoever wants us to succeed and wants to help, shouting your soul is how we say it in German. I don’t think anybody thought we would be top with 12 points between us and other teams. The good news is we are still in there but the only chance to improve is by winning football games.
The fans are ‘massive’ to title challenge: I never left in doubt how I appreciate the support and believe in the help of support. It’s always massive.
‘We will give everything’: It was always clear there are games when you have to keep your nerve – everybody in the pitch and everybody in the stand. We will be ready with each fibre of our bodies to fight for everything. At the end of the season I just want to be able to say we gave everything. You can’t have 62pts without doing really good and we have the chance to get a few more.
Klopp on injury and illness: If we could have played in the CL Tues or Wednesday this week, that would have been okay. But the last break helped us but not enough. We clean hands constantly but it happens still! We have to deal with it! We were not overly happy with the performance against WH but it was a point. We always expect that we do better. I know we will be ready.
Training camp confirmed: We will really focus on training. We don’t have to drive home between sessions and it’s a change of scenery. It’s always worked out well for me. We’d have done it if we were 10 points ahead.
Klopp gives Oxlade-Chamberlain update: He needs time. It looks fine but I wait for the green light from the medical department. We only put him in the CL squad because we think there’s a chance for him to play. We have to make one more round – but that was the plan anyway!
Klopp on Solanke: He’s a wonderful guy, a big talent. We couldn’t give him enough match time, now he got his first start last week. Eddie Howe doing an outstanding job at Bournemouth.
Klopp on Liverpool’s financial results: I’m not a massive numbers guy. Mike Gordon didn’t jump on me this morning and say the numbers are outstanding, let’s spend some money! It’s clear we had to change things for the better, and that’s what we did. We built a really strong squad for the future. We don’t need too much money in the future. If you have the right players in, you work with them.