Liverpool ahead Diogo Jota is assured they’ll shut the nine-point hole between themselves and Premier League leaders Manchester Metropolis heading into the brand new yr.
By the point Jurgen Klopp’s aspect stroll out at Stamford Bridge on Sunday to face second-placed Chelsea – some extent in entrance of the Reds having performed one match extra – they might path Metropolis by 12 factors.
However Jota, who has scored seven occasions in his final 9 appearances and shall be anticipated to shoulder the goalscoring burden when Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane head to the African Nations Cup after the weekend, is assured it’s not an insurmountable problem.
“We all know there may be that hole however we additionally know we’re capable of shut that hole and that’s the plan,” he instructed Liverpool’s web site. “However we have to keep away from what occurred in opposition to Leicester (the 1-0 defeat on Tuesday) as a result of if we preserve doing the issues we did in that recreation, it’s going to be laborious for us.
“We all know it’s Chelsea away. We drew with them at residence, we all know it’s not going to be straightforward. We each wish to shut that hole however we all know not less than certainly one of us goes to be even additional again.
“We must be at our greatest – I do know if we do this we’re capable of win the sport there. We wish to begin the yr nicely and the one manner is to win the sport at Stamford Bridge.”