Date: 15th December 2023 at 3:35pm
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Liverpool can retain their place at the top of the Premier League table with victory over rivals Manchester United on Sunday. 

Jurgen Klopp’s side currently sit a point clear of second-placed Arsenal, who face Brighton and Hove Albion earlier on Sunday afternoon.

The Reds will be hoping to capitalise on United’s bad week, during which they have lost to both Bournemouth and Bayern Munich; the latter of which knocked them out of the Champions League.

In the meantime, one of Liverpool’s players is reportedly keen to prove his worth to Klopp.

According to 90min, midfielder Thiago Alcantara is confident that he can still play an important role for Liverpool this term, and even hopes that he may be able to earn a contract extension.

The 32-year-old joined the Reds from German giants Bayern Munich back in 2020 and was a regular for the Merseyside outfit for his first three seasons with the club.

Thiago is yet to feature for Liverpool this season

He hasn’t featured this term, though, due to a hip injury sustained during pre-season.

Despite his lack of action, the report claims that the Spaniard is hopeful he can play a pivotal role for Klopp’s side when he returns to action.

The former Barcelona man is said to be closing in on a return to full fitness and is expected to be back in action early next year.

Liverpool underwent a significant midfield overhaul during the summer transfer window, with the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner, and Naby Keita all departing the club as free agents.

Jordan Henderson and Fabinho also secured moves to the Saudi Arabian Pro League, while Dominik Soboszlai, Ryan Gravenberch, Wataru Endo, and Alexis Mac Allister arrived at Anfield.

The new arrivals may hinder Thiago’s chances of re-establishing himself in Klopp’s first choice XI, but the Spain international is said to be confident of performing well when given the chance and even hopes that he may be able to earn an extension to his current deal, which expires next summer.

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