Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp asked his team to be wary of possession from Brighton when the two teams met in the 29th week of the Premier League at the Amex Stadium, Brighton, Saturday (12/3) at 19.30 WIB.
Quoted from the club’s official website, Saturday (12/3), Klopp said Brighton was the fourth highest team in the Premier League in terms of ball possession, of course a team like this would be difficult for Liverpool to face.
Klopp went on to say Liverpool need to do a lot of good things to keep the ball throughout the game and facing Brighton is always a challenge for them.
“I think they are the top four (in) possession statistics in the league, which means it’s not easy to play against,” Klopp said.
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“So you have to do a lot of good things to keep the ball throughout a football game, and finally, for you it’s a challenge to face them.”
The German coach continued to explain, Brighton when playing at home will play around them and Liverpool must appear compact.
Klopp explained Liverpool need to find the right defensive attitude and from there they can win games, but this is not to prove who is the best or who is world class or anything like that.
“We realized it at home: when you don’t get along against Brighton they play in and around you, that’s how they manage,” he said.
“So we have to make sure we find the right defensive stance and from there we go. We don’t go there to show who is better or who is world class or things like this, not at all. (Ant/OL-09)