Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that Red Bull Salzburg striker Erling Haaland would be difficult to stop at the front of Liverpool goal post. Erling Haaland 19 year old Norwagian forward has been link with a move to a top European clubs including Manchester United and Liverpool.
Haaland who had 28 goals in 21 games for the Austrial Salzburg this season.The Champions League holders need a draw in Salzburg on Tuesday to ensure their passage to the last 16, while a defeat would leave them relying on Genk to beat Napoli in Group E’s other game.
“He’s 19 years old, exceptional player, but how would you defend a very good striker? Try to make sure that he gets not that many balls,” Klopp said.
Just a really big, big talent with a wonderful future, 100 per cent, but for tomorrow night, how you defend the best strikers, you try to avoid passes to them, you cut them out of the game and when they have the ball.”We have to make it as difficult as possible. He’s unfortunately not the only strong player in their team.”
The Champions are attempting to reach the Champions League final for a third successive season, having lost to Real Madrid in 2018 before triumphing against Tottenham earlier this year.