Liverpool temporarily regained top spot in the Premier League on Saturday following their 2-0 win over Sunderland.

Jurgen Klopp’s men were frustrated by the Black Cats for long periods at Anfield, but Divock Origi broke the deadlock with a fine finish fifteen minutes from time.

James Milner secured the three points in added time from the penalty spot, and it was a result which sent the Reds above Manchester City into top spot, albeit for only a few hours as Chelsea beat Tottenham in the late kick-off.

Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Nonetheless, it was a ninth league win of the season and fourth in five games for Liverpool, who only trail Antonio Conte’s Blues by a point after 13 games.

However, the league’s top-scorers may have to deal without playmaker Philippe Coutinho for a while, after he was stretchered off at Anfield yesterday with what looks like a serious ankle injury.

Yet, there is a huge sense of optimism around Anfield after the club’s sensational start to the campaign, which also includes a run to the League Cup quarter-finals where they will entertain Championship side Leeds on Tuesday.

Some still feel that Liverpool will come up short this season though, and Klopp could already be looking at how he can strengthen his squad in the January transfer window.

Thus, here is the dream Liverpool midfield, including one key January target…

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