Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who is showing super strength in the home game against Tottenham, seems afraid of the Premier League’s strongest attacking duo, ‘Sonke Combi’.
Ahead of the match against Tottenham, he praised the two killers and showed his vigilance.
Liverpool will play a home game against Tottenham in the 2022/23 English Premier League at Anfield, Liverpool, England at 0:30 (Korean time) on May 1.
Liverpool, which has recently won three games in a row, has 53 points (7th) with six games left this season. Tottenham, which has recently been sluggish with 2 draws and 1 loss in the league, is in 5th place with 54 points, but it is in a precarious situation that it may drop to 7th or 8th place by playing one more game than Liverpool.
In particular, Tottenham lost 1-6 in the Newcastle expedition on the 24th, conceding 5 goals in 21 minutes in the first half.
In addition, coach Klopp has been showing a fairly strong aspect in the Premier League home game against Tottenham and Anfield since taking over Liverpool in 2015. This is because he fought a total of 7 times and never lost with 4 wins and 3 draws. He was also quite superior to Tottenham in terms of his content, scoring 12 goals and conceding 7 goals.
But manager Klopp is not vigilant. Above all, he is afraid of the counterattacking ability of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, who have risen to the top of the Premier League’s 30-year history by recording 46 assists and goals side by side.
Manager Klopp also expressed this thought through a press conference held before the match against Tottenham.
Coach Klopp, who praised Tottenham as “the best counterattacking team in Europe in recent years,” said, “If we lose the ball once, Harry Kane appears. Next time, Son Heung-min will face the goalkeeper one-on-one.” Among the players, I picked two and mentioned them.ㅋㅋㅋ벳
Liverpool is a team with strong ‘gegenpressing’ (reverse pressure) unique to Klopp, and it means that you can escape the danger of Son Heung-min and Kane only if you keep possession of the ball while maintaining it. The moment the ball is taken away, the combination play of the two shines.
He expressed his will to reduce Tottenham’s counterattack opportunity itself as much as possible, saying, “Perhaps the best way to play against Tottenham is to not lose the ball.”
If you interpret it backwards, it means that you are afraid of Son Heung-min and Kane.
Kane and Son Heung-min have scored 3 goals and 2 goals, respectively, at Anfield after Klopp came, and have the most fierce offensive power in terms of numbers.