"You have got a contract in China for [another] two years, is there any club, or any way, that you could be back in the Premier league before the two years are up?" The Magpies climbed into the top half of the table with a fourth win from their last six games and boss Steve Bruce, for now, appears to be silencing his critics.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England worldwide does not expect Jurgen Klopp to recruit a senior star unless one of his fabled front three get injured.
"For me it's not too hard, I only make the decisions and it's done", he said.
Reds boss Klopp, who has reassured the 24-year-old about his lack of first-team opportunities, admits the relentless form of his league leaders and a series of tight matches have made it hard to give him minutes. "There were not a lot of hard moments to defend and that is good, important".
When you win every week, it's tough for a manager to change a victorious formula, but the festive period - and the squad rotation it necessitates - represents the flawless opportunity for Keita to show what he can do. Without that we have no chance to fulfil the Liverpool dreams. It was just unlucky and you need luck always.
Tottenham Hotspur bounced back from midweek defeat to Manchester United by beating Burnley 5-0.
Although Harry Kane scored twice to make it eight goals in nine games against Burnley, Son took the headlines with a superb effort that started just outside his own area and saw the South Korean slalom through half the opposition before slotting home from inside the box.
Son Heung-Min scored a beauty of a goal and his excellent solo strike will be a major contender for the "Goal of the Season" award.
Kane made it 4-0 in the 54th minute with his second goal of the game and turned provider for Moussa Sissoko to score Spurs' fifth.
"A flawless day", Mourinho told the BBC.
"I don't think the lack of clean sheets is a worry".
There are 22 games still to play but Liverpool's incredible lead has put Jurgen Klopp's men in charge.
'I didn't doubt him, not at all.
"Everton made it a miserable day for Frank Lampard's Chelsea thanks to an early strike from Brazil forward Richarlison and two goals from England under-21 worldwide Dominic Calvert-Lewin".
"Being 14 points behind, no, it is the first time".
"Because I am really happy, really pleased, that they trust me". We want the best guys in the world managing our football club.
Watford, who appointed former Leicester boss Nigel Pearson as their new manager on Friday, were unable to force their second win of the season, drawing 0-0 with Crystal Palace.