Divock Origi is confident Liverpool are still in the title race, providing we don’t look too far ahead.
The Belgian started the draw with Manchester United yesterday, playing up top with Roberto Firmino in front of a diamond midfield which Jurgen Klopp has rarely used this term.
Origi worked hard but hasn’t scored in seven appearances now – which is disappointing considering the streak he went on before Christmas.
Still, the young forward will keep his spot for this week’s FA Cup tie with Plymouth, with the boss expected to make multiple changes elsewhere.
Origi’s focus though is on the Premier League.
“I think it’s very tight above but you just have to look at it game by game,” he told Sky Sports.
“There’s still a lot of big games, important games, so we have to stay together and finish well.
“Overall, it was an intense game on Sunday and of course we wanted to win, so I think we have to analyse the game after to see what was good and what was bad.”
With Coutinho fit again, Origi will have a tough task getting in Klopp’s first-choice XI, as Roberto Firmino may move into the central striking role – although with Sadio Mane away at the AFCON – there’s still a spare spot in the front-three for whoever Klopp decides is worthy.