Champions League: Jurgen Klopp eyes strong defensive performance

  • Champions League: Jurgen Klopp eyes strong defensive performance

Champions League: Jurgen Klopp eyes strong defensive performance

This will be a hard game for the side from England as they will away from home and that has not been the best place to be for Klopp and his players this season. They won the league these three years very early, though.

Spanish midfielder Juan Mata predicted United would face "a very hard game" against CSKA, who impressed in beating Benfica 2-1 in their opening group game in Portugal.

The hosts could be without key man and former Liverpool transfer target Quincy Promes.

"1.27 goals per game is nearly 50 goals per season".

After the goal Spartak began playing with a real air of confidence about them, stroking the ball across the midfield and asking questions of the Reds' fragile defence.

Spartak's Italian coach Massimo Carrera worked alongside Antonio Conte at Juventus and he has sounded out the Chelsea manager about how to get the better of Liverpool.

Russian football fans are preparing to greet fans of Liverpool and Manchester United who come to Moscow at a special welcoming event. Klopp has demonstrated his ability to vary his side's pressing game, and by starting the press fifteen metres further back, he may well create space in which to spring Liverpool's attacking forwards.

The Belgian goalkeeper redeemed himself after appearing suspect for Leicester's opener, but he was by no-means the only Liverpool player culpable in their shaky defence.

Liverpool welcome Sadio Mane back in to the squad after he served a three-game domestic suspension and the Senegalese global is expected to start in attack.

The Russians like to play a possession-based game and control play in the opposition half.

The Reds were drawn alongside Slovenia's NK Maribor, La Liga outfit Sevilla and Spartak Moscow.

"They're dominating possession and creating endless chances".

"Liverpool in those moments should be killing the other team off by either being really strong defensively or saying "come on, we'll kill you on the counter-attack".

"I thought we defended well for the majority of the game".

TV3 have the first choice of what game they want broadcast, and announced they will be showing Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid from the Westfalenstadion.