Van Dijk Can’t Constantly Compete With Onuachu – Klopp

Van Dijk Can’t Constantly Compete With Onuachu – Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted he’s happy with how his defenders managed to deal with the threats of Paul Onuachu in Wednesday Champions League match.

Liverpool ran out 4-1 winner at the Litmus Arena and condemned the Felice Mazzu side to another big defeat in the competition.


 

Speaking on how his side coped with Genk’s 4-4-2 formation with Onuachu leading the attack and Mbwana Samatta playing behind him, Kloop said it was important to deal with the threat of such a big striker.

 

”It was a smart move to start with such a tall striker. Their 4-4-2 didn’t make such a big difference in itself, because it didn’t change much in their defensive organization.

 

”But Onuachu was strong as a starter and it was important not to constantly compete with him, because then we could make too many mistakes.

 

”We were on the right track, only giving away too easy chances due to unnecessary ball loss or unnecessary risks in the game.” He said.

 

Onuachu was in action for 81 minutes before he was replaced by compatriot Stephen Odey who scored the Club’s consolation goal.

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