Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reveals he cannot manage to focus too heavily on in-form striker Erling Haaland in Sunday’s clash against Manchester town because the champions have too several threats elsewhere.
The Norway international has scored twenty times this season, as well as fifteen Premier League goals, and can cause a large threat at Anfield.
City and Liverpool are the dominant forces within the English prime flight in recent seasons, however Klopp’s aspect have started this campaign slowly, winning simply 2 of their 1st eight league games.
The Anfield sides are languishing in tenth spot within the table, already thirteen points behind second-placed town, who have smashed in thirty three goals in exactly 9 Premier League games.
Liverpool kept Haaland quiet within FA Community defend, the curtain-raiser to the new season, however the 22-year-old has since scored in each game for town altogether competitions except one.
“Like always when you play against the best striker in the world, you have to make sure he doesn’t get that many balls,” Klopp said at his pre-match press conference on Friday.
“That is what you have to defend before you come into the challenge with him so that is what we will try.
“But against City the problem is if you close Haaland down with too many players then you open up gaps for all the other world-class players so that will not make life easier.
“It’s a challenge, a football problem but we try and find solutions.”
Liverpool came up against Haaland 2 times within the Champions League in 2019, once he was a raw 19-year-old taking part in for Red Bull city, and he scored in one in every of the games.
Klopp aforesaid his potential at even that tender age was “insane”.
“Physically he sets new standards, the combination of being really physical and technical. His orientation on the pitch is exceptional — he knows always where the decisive gaps are and is barely offside — so many things for making a striker.