It's been suggested before... and it may well prove the case for the Tyne-Wear outfits.
The striker has been out of action since the end of August.
The Brazilian says the players are determined to prove their worth to new manager Jurgen Klopp.
Leeds United host Championship leaders Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.
Michael Owen looks ahead to this afternoon’s Premier League game between Crystal Palace and West Ham United.
The right-back is hoping for a good win in the early Championship kick-off.
The two defenders are vying to be part of England's first-choice defensive pairing, but who has been better this season?
The Reds’ 3-2 win over Spurs in March 2013 eventually cost the Londoners a place in the top four, before the Welshman departed.
Aston Villa are currently in the bottom three, four points adrift of safety.
Jose Fonte has committed his long-term future to Southampton.