FA Cup Derby preview by @thesmigger

The Kop Table Interview

Peter talks to Reds fan Paul Smith on the big Friday night fixture

What was your thoughts on the performance in the game against Burnley?

Going to Burnley on any given day you know your in for a fight. We had to be up for it and we where. We Controlled the game defended well considering we played 48 hours earlier. We showed our grit and determination and it was the right result.

When Burnley equalised did you believe we could go and get the 3 points?

The timing of there equaliser was a blow. At that time in a game it’s all or nothing. We looked tired and after he took mane off you was thinking great another lead given away and 2 points dropped. You have to give credit to the boys tho they never gave up right until the end. I honestly thought it was 1-1. So happy New year start..

How do you think we will line up against Everton on Friday?

Not sure how we will line up. Is salah fit and will him and mane be back to get some training in. On the other hand will Phil be involved to? If not I don’t see much change from the Burnley line up. The game might come to quick for VVD he might be on the bench.

What are your thoughts on Phillipe Coutinho possibly departing the club in January?

So many scenarios and questions in this saga. Will he go know? Will a deal be done know for the summer. Which we would all prefer. I like to see Phil be professional as he’s been and show us the respect we’ve shown him. A world cup year in the CL top 4 fight. We’d be silly to sell him now. Time will tell in this one. If he does we will need a replacement question is who?

Who would you replace him with if he does leave this month?

I don’t think we need like for like. Phil has dropped into that 3 instead of playing out left as he has done. I’d like to see us strengthen in other areas such as Goalkeeper and Central Midfield   . If Klopp is looking like for like Lemar, Sanchez Marhez or Moura. Would be a good replacement.

Do you expect Klopp to be going all out for the FA cup seeing as though we have a good chance of getting some silverware in this season?

I do it’s realistically our beat chance now of silverware. Has to be a priority for him and for the fans to finally see something and a good trip to Wembley. CL would be unreal as all reds I’d like that more

What is your score prediction and why please?

Even if Salah and Phil are absent I still fancy us. Our performances lately have been great we’ve dug deep and ground them out. So going 2-0.

Big thanks to Paul for the Q&A Interview for FOL