Liverpool 30-year-old star Adam Lallana believes the special team spirit that exists at Anfield will be vital to their Premier League title race.
The Merseyside Reds are in their trickiest period of the campaign so far, having drawn back-to-back matches against West Ham United and Leicester City.
For the first time, doubt appears to be creeping in about their chances of fending off Manchester City, who currently sits on top of the League table with the goal difference.
Jurgen Klopp has done so much right since becoming Liverpool manager back in October 2015, but creating a wonderful team spirit has been one of his greatest achievements.
The players all seem to have strong relationships on and off the pitch following their successful season so far.
Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Reds midfielder says it is something that can inspire them.
“We do things off the pitch together, we fight on the pitch for each other and that’s really what is special.
“We’ve lost together, we’ve lost a Champions League final together, and moments like that make you stronger.
“It’s a marathon, not a sprint and there are always going to be little hiccups, positive moments, bad moments, injuries, illnesses and suspensions. It’s about coming through it together.
“Media is a big part of the world – and of course, they have got to have things to talk about – so part of me is not surprised that it [Liverpool’s form] is a talking point from the outside, but there are times during the season – and in lots of walks of life – when we’ve got to block the noise out and come together.
“That togetherness is what keeps you fighting, keeps you focused on what needs to be done and what the important points are.
“That’s what we’ll be doing going into the weekend’s game.”
The Reds will host the Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon, with even a point will help them to return on top of the Premier League table.
England international midfielder may start for the second game in succession, depending on the fitness of Gini Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson.