Eduardo Berizzo spoke to the media in Anfield's press room after the team finished training on the stadium's pitch. The Argentinian coach did not beat around the bush in telling them the team was on the up, and affirmed that way to get something positive against Liverpool was to repeat the side's performance against Eibar: "In the league we found some consistency. We showed ourselves to be very defensively solid and in the match against Eibar we let our attack free and found a performance which gives us confidence. The hope is to continue building on that performance, continue with our possession, continue attacking dynamically and creatively and become that dominant team on the ball. If you ask me, I would like to play a lot like we did against Eibar and even better."
"The hope is to continue building on that performance, continue with our possession of the ball, continue attacking dynamically and creatively"
Many analysts have suggested that the clash against Liverpool could be key in deciding the leader of Group E. Asked about this, and his view on Sevilla in the group, Berizzo avoided any kind of label, as any favourite tag must be proved on the pitch: "I think every game is crucial and being favourites has to be put into practice, it's not something I understand in theory. No match will be more important than another... We are humble, we are cautious and we have high ambitions... I don't think a pre-existent favourite exists and if it does, it's a matter of who can carry that onto the pitch and prove it with their football. The ambition of wanting to be first has to translate on the field."
"The ambition of wanting to be first has to translate on the field"
The coach was also questioned about Luis Muriel, and his chances of playing in the match: "I see him as capable of starting, but that doesn't mean to say I will start him... but yes I see him as fighting for the spot with Wissam. They're two very dangerous forwards with different qualities. We trust Luis a lot and we are aware of his potential. I see him as capable of finding a place in the side, developing and giving us all the potential to be a great footballer we know he has."