There's also the fact that Eddie Howe's men can often throw in an absolute stinker, like when they lost 4-0 to Burnley, or be simply played off the park (0-4 to Liverpool for example). It is really important that we can react.
"I know the game doesn't work like that - you bring in one player, it doesn't improve unless the rest do as well". He can now only get four, but I think he'll settle for that. "Nobody said he's not in training, I would expect him back today".
"Really bad afternoon for us, really bad result for us as a team and our fans", he said.
We are already at the halfway point in the 2018/19 PL season and a lot has happened over the past five months.
The Liverpool manager added: "I saw the game yesterday against Everton, with the goal that didn't count and then the first goal of Tottenham was a situation that they needed".
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Earlier in the campaign Manchester City and Chelsea scored just twice against Newcastle, while Manchester United beat NUFC 3-2. No decision is made. Nobody can feel safe, nobody can feel out of the race or whatever.
'In my opinion it's between City and Liverpool and I think Van Dijk is the big difference this time to what Liverpool have had in previous years, ' Rooney told BT Sport.
The Liverpool boss also admitted that he is not surprised with Tottenham entering the race for the title because he never considered them to be out of it in the first place. It's just a fantastic football team.
Meanwhile, Claudio Ranieri's Fulham have not been so impressive this season and they need to start picking up wins quickly to have any hope of Premier League survival.
@Alistairmann01: This time past year, with his team residing in the top six, Sean Dyche said he was happy that Burnley supporters were dreaming about the possibility of European football. "It's good for all supporters".