Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has come out to say that the club will cope without Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in January. He recently revealed that Liverpool already know that both players will participate at AFCON, so it is expected.
According to him, people have been saying the Reds will need to sign two strikers with the same quality of Sadio and Mo next year but that can never be a solution.
Klopp added that playing Leeds United is always tricky because the club has a specific way of playing the game with strict man-marking idea defending, and dynamic possession.
His words, “We knew it, [Salah and Mane’s absences], we have to deal with it and we will deal with it. How? We will see in January,”
“People now say we have to sign two strikers with the same quality of Sadio and Mo. That cannot be a solution as we cannot do that, so we have to find a solution for that in January.”
“We had, with some players now, a week’s time to prepare for it and some only came back training [from the international assignments], on Thursday so we have two sessions where we can probably prepare for it.”
“The game itself is already tricky. We saw in the last two games against them, my first time playing against Leeds, it was really exciting. They have a specific way of playing the game with strict man-marking idea defending, very flexible and very brave, very dynamic in possession.”
“Against Leeds [it’s] high intensity, they go for it. They are good in possession, I think, so far, second or third in possession. It’s a really good team and we have to be at our best to get something there.”
“They don’t have the points yet they want to have but they for sure think they have a good chance against us. But they haven’t played us yet this season.”
“We are hopefully good, as good as we can, and then we are difficult to play. When we are difficult to play, we have a chance to win – and that’s what we try.”
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