Liverpool football club secured a priceless 1-0 victory over English Premier league champion, Manchester City. One player who didn’t meet the expectation of several football fans is Erling Haaland.
The Norwegian striker has already scored over about 20 goals this season and he was tipped to score against Liverpool FC but he failed.
Liverpool football club became the 2nd club he has failed to score against this season after failing to score against Bournemouth. What then did Liverpool FC do in the game to stop him?
Jurgen Klopp understands that Erling Haaland is not a ball playing striker so he relies solely on other players to score goals. So to stop Jim, Liverpool had to stop the players that create goalscoring chances for him.
One of such player was Kevin De Bruyne. In the game, Thiago Alcantara man marked Kevin De Bruyne there by reducing his influence in the game.
So While De Bruyne was not creating much as he usually does, Haaland was silent while Foden and Ilkay Gundogan troubled the Liverpool defense.