‘How We Plan To Stop Haaland’ —Klopp Reveals Ahead Liverpool Vs Man City
Jurgen Klopp has hinted at Liverpool’s plan to ‘try’ and stop Manchester City striker Erling Haaaland in Sunday’s Premier League showdown at Anfield.
Haaland goes into the big clash having scored 20 goals already in all competitions.
The 22-year-old currently leads the European Golden Boot race with 15 Premier League goals.
And Haaland, who has scored in seven consecutive top-flight matches, has a point to prove against the Merseyside outfit.
The Norwegian was unimpressive in his City debut against the Reds in the 3-1 Community Shield defeat after missing multiple chances.
And Klopp is fully aware of the qualities he possesses as he looks to stop Haaland.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Klopp said: “Obviously when you’re playing against for sure the best striker in the world, you have to make sure he doesn’t get many balls.
“So that’s what we will try.
“And then against City, obviously the problem is if if you close Haaland down with too many players, then you open up for all the other world class players.
“So that will not make life easier, but that’s the challenge, It’s a football problem and we will try to find solutions.”
Klopp added: “I think for Erling, the thing is he just combines so many things and it’s rare. His finishing skills are obviously exceptional.
“But he moves really smart, that makes him tricky. You can only use your speed if you use it in a smart way because just running is not helpful.
“Especially behind the line. you need to make sure you are patient enough and not being offside. The package makes him special.”
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