James Milner Q&A: Liverpool self-belief, Manchester City... and playing left-back

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Brazil forward Roberto Firmino missed out on Liverpool's Premier League win over Burnley last weekend, but is in contention to return to the starting eleven after returning to training. Interestingly, it doesn't really affect both teams' chances of qualifying for the Champions League because they seem very likely to finish in the Top Four, but it's a big game because it's about showing who's the boss.

"You can not plan an ugly game". So of course we want to win titles.

Despite seeing Liverpool's hopes of a first league title since 1990 fall apart, Klopp maintains his belief that he can re-establish the club as the dominant force in English football and says he retains the backing of everyone associated with the club.

It's tough for us and we have to learn how to adapt to those games. Usually when we are not at our best we have lost.

I don't think we look at that side, we have to concentrate on ourselves.

"At the start of the season, they wouldn't have settled for this [a top four finish and a FA Cup win]. I think essentially they expected to be making a better fist of the challenge for the Premier League and with Pep Guardiola in charge as well, probably a minimum a quarter-final in the Champions League".

Liverpool were fortunate to go into the half-time interval level with Burnley after Georginio Wijnaldum scored an equaliser deep in injury-time.

Emre Can is expected to retain his place at the base of Liverpool's three-man midfield in Henderson's absence. "He has had a few problems with a calf which we couldn't sort quickly enough". We have to use it but around us is a lot of quality. "But results have changed things", Coutinho added. We reacted well and we fought for everything.

"No chance", said Klopp.

"The next two games are very big: Man City and then the derby against Everton after the global break", he told the Times of India.

"That's what Pep did at Bayern Munich, he improves players, and that's what he did with Sterling". It makes sense he is doing the rehab.

"It's another "nearly" for us and we have had too many "nearlys" on the road", said Dyche.

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