Reds player Fabinho explained why he was less worried about Manchester City striker Erling Haaland in Liverpool’s 1-0 victory over the Citizens.
What did Fabinho say about Erling Haaland?
Two of the Premier League’s top clubs locked their horns at Anfield on Sunday, with Salah’s lone strike turning out to be the difference in an action-packed encounter. Erling Haaland, with 20 goals to his name in all competitions this season, has drawn a gap on Merseyside – an effort by Klopp’s defensive unit to allow the likes of Brazilian footballer Fabinho to focus their attention elsewhere.
Liverpool midfielder Fabinho said he was facing one of the most feared strikers in world football and that he thought he didn’t care so much for Erling Haaland in his case because he already had Bernardo Silva, Foden and Gundogan on his side.
According to Fabinho, he tried to close the spaces between the lines, then they move very well, so that they pass on the back of the back very well. They worked well on the right side with Milner, Gomez so communication as well as understanding with the other players is very important and Fabinho thinks it worked very well. Then the two defenders had a great game, they managed to close Erling’s spaces well.
The Brazilian midfielder says that of course a player of this quality can always have space, create chances, which happened, but Alisson was also very safe, so he is happy that he managed to close the team’s spaces as well as Manchester City.
A little about the topic
The Reds – along with the Cherries – are one of only two teams against which Norway international Erling Haaland has failed to score for the Citizens this season, with Liverpool also shutting him out in the Community Shield clash at Leicester’s King Power Stadium back in July .
The Reds have won 23 Premier League games against defending champions, seven more than any other side. Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 14 such home matches (W8 D6).