It needs to be a team effort - Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

David De Gea

Klopp explained: "In all of these positions, the biggest difference between youth football and adult football is there are only brilliant players around and majority are as similarly quick as you are, so you have to involve other skills and things in your game".

Reds manager Jurgen Klopp is set to name both Brazilians in the starting line-up at the Hawthorns as third placed Liverpool seek a fifth win in seven matches.

"If we would have played like that in the first half and Roberto and Phil would have been on the pitch, I can only imagine if the difference would still have been that big". He defended well and, honestly, it was a really good game.

"So I would love him to stay and we have to try and keep our best players but if he decides to go, as much as it may not be his decision it may be Liverpool's decision, we'll have to try and replace him". "It's good to have them here".

Over the last decade the 79 points recorded by Arsenal in 2013-14 was the highest posted by a fourth-placed finisher, although fifth-placed Everton finished seven points further back offering something of a substantial cushion.

Speaking to the media ahead of the match on Friday, Klopp dismissed the notion that his sides have only one way of playing.

Speaking in the Daily Mail, Klopp has revealed that he will do all he can to hold onto the 23-time Brazil global and said interest in the player was a positive.

"Yes, they had a big impact on the game, that's 100 per cent true, but the whole team played better in the second half".

"Then, again, we'll have to do it again on Sunday against West Brom, and we'll have to prepare ourselves for that".

The Basque club are long-time admirers of the Brazilian maestro and have been linked with the player repeatedly.

"That they are both so unbelievably skilled helps us a lot".

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