Liverpool may be victorious in the Premier League, as they have not been touched at all by defeat until now. But in the European Champions League, the Marseyside Team collapsed, they have not confirmed the ticket to the last 16, and must ensure it with a victory in the last party against Salzburg.
For information, Liverpool currently indeed topped the group E standings, but they still have the chance to be shifted to Naples and Salzburg, which respectively occupy the second and third positions. Despite having quality players like Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, the chances of the Reds winning and qualifying for the knockout stages are still in doubt.
Because, at the previous meeting at Anfield, Liverpool received fierce resistance from Salzburg, despite winning with a thin score of 4-3. In fact, the burden of the Reds is not heavy compared to Salzburg. They only need a draw to qualify even with the group runner-up status, but the conditions Napoli also have to win over Genk in the last week.
Not surprisingly, ahead of the match, coach Jurgen Klopp hinted that his team would look to their best to win and step into the last 16.
“We are still ambitious crazy, we will run for life. It does not mean that we come here and think we have to dominate Salzburg. We have to focus on the next game. It’s hard because we have to play every three days. Tomorrow night is a fight that important in our lives because there will be no others, “Klopp was quoted as saying by Goal International.
Of course, there are plenty of host players to watch out for in Klopp’s party, but one player who has caught the manager’s attention is Erling Braut Haaland. According to him, this young English player has the potential to trouble the back line of his team.
“We did not defend well against Salzburg in the first game. They are a team that is surprisingly able to score a lot of goals from counterattack. How do you defend against a very good striker? Try and stop the ball in the penalty box. He is a figure with talent who big, “he said.