View on the Visitors - Liverpool

Lifelong Liverpool fan Dom Quinn lifts the lid on Saturday's opponents
Lifelong Liverpool fan Dom Quinn gives us the lowdown on Saturday's visitors.

How would you summarise Jurgen Klopp’s start to life as Liverpool manager?

“Right from the start I think Klopp has brought a lot of belief, optimism and passion. We've had some incredible results but unfortunately our form in the league, especially at home, remains inconsistent.

“He expects everything from every player all of the time and that's hard to maintain over a season. I am definitely a Kloppite and I think most fans share that view.”

Are you expecting a busy transfer window? What positions, if any, need filling?

“I don't think Klopp will try to sign anyone this January purely because he's trying to put faith in the players he has at the moment. My personal opinion is that we could do with another solid centre back or a goalkeeper, as Jurgen says, it all starts from the back!”

Which players have stood out this term?

“Stand out players this season have been few and far between mainly because of the amount of injuries. For me Nathaniel Clyne has been a constant throughout the season and Emre Can always gives 100%.

“More recently Divock Origi has looked like an exciting young talent before his injury. I think he will forge a really good partnership with Daniel Sturridge, if they are ever both fit at the same time!”
We’re exactly half way through the season, what is a realistic target for the League and cup competitions?

“Realistically, we can win a domestic cup; however beating Stoke City over two legs in the League Cup semi-final is looking more and more challenging.

“In the league, I think we may be able to make the Top Four since all our games in the second half of the season against the more difficult teams are at home. Unrealistically, we will win the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League and Klopp will get a statue next to Bill Shankly by the Anfield gates!”

What is your prediction for Saturday's score?

“We've had some really tricky games against West Ham in recent years. Plus I think Slaven Bilic has got the team working together really well. Saying that, we have just got some players coming back from fitness for the game so I think we may just knick it but it will be tough. I reckon it will be a 2-1 Liverpool win, Jordan Henderson and Christian Benteke with the goals!”