Jurgen Klopp confident Emre Can will sign new Liverpool deal

Philippe Coutinho trains at Liverpool Melwood training ground

GETTY Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho has been heavily linked with a summer move to Barcelona

In fact, only Manchester United (8) and Tottenham (8) have won more games played on a Sunday in the Premier League this season than Claude Puel's side.

"Southampton may be securely mid-table without too much to trouble them, but the boos which greeted their inability to beat Hull at St Mary's a week ago will have hurt and should ensure a response".

As Emre Can's contract negotiations drag on, Jurgen Klopp is confident he will agree terms to stay at Liverpool. Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal all have games in hand over Jurgen Klopp's men but the Merseysiders' fate remains in their own hands. "If we win them, then we will be there in the Champions League next year".

He told his pre-Southampton press conference at Melwood: "Lucas was never in doubt - for me, never in doubt".

The World Cup victor with Spain is known for his brilliant creativity and ability to control the game but he comes with his own baggage that is a poor defensive contribution which often haunts his side. "As long as it's like this we can for sure have him and use him in the squad". We can go for something.

"Sometimes we lack consistency and a clinical edge, and all of this we have to correct for next season because we can do better".

Yes, we did not win the shoot-out but if this is about not handling pressure I do not know what you think it says about the English teams over the years. "Fighting for something really special is the best pressure you can have".

The Liverpool manager also gave an update on the future of Emre Can, who scored the only goal in the club's recent 1-0 win over Watford with an acrobatic overhead volley.

Liverpool are now preparing for their Premier League clash against Southampton at Anfield on Sunday afternoon. The Germany global was named as man of the match and may have scored the goal of the season.

On Coutinho, Klopp confirmed: "It was his first time running".

And Klopp has praised the No.21's displays in helping his side maintain their push for a top-four finish by highlighting his importance to the team.

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