Liverpool got back to winning ways in the Premier League on Wednesday by easily dispatching Middlesbrough 3-0 at the Riverside Stadium.
A brace from Adam Lallana and a Divock Origi strike secured all three points for Jurgen Klopp’s men, who desperately needed the points after drawing at home to West Ham and losing at Bournemouth in the last two games.
The result means that they leapfrog Arsenal into second, and will now go into the Merseyside derby against Everton on Monday with renewed confidence after a testing few weeks.
Nonetheless, the Reds looked back to their best in the North West on Wednesday in securing their tenth league win of the campaign, but they trail leaders Chelsea by six points following their victory over Sunderland.
Klopp’s men are a point clear of Manchester City in fourth and four ahead of Tottenham in fifth, so they are looking good for at least a top four finish, but some Liverpool fans have set their sights on the title after an excellent campaign thus far.
However, some still feel that Liverpool will come up short this season unless Klopp strengthens his side in January and, with the African Cup of Nations taking place next month, the Reds boss may be tempted by some of Africa’s most talented individuals.
Thus, here are 2 AFCON stars for Liverpool to watch out for in January…