Former Liverpool forward Michael Owen has admitted that he was worried watching the Reds as Salzburg clawed their way back from 3-3 down to 3-3.
But it seems that two players seem to have taken Owen aback – Joe Gomez and Fabinho, and the Cheshire native blames the duo for a number of mistakes.
“I was worried about that, I must admit,” he told BT Sport. “I thought when it went 3-1 and then 3-2, I thought there was a couple of people that looked a little bit nervy.
“Joe Gomez looked nervy, certainly Fabinho looked really nervy – he made about three mistakes within the space of five minutes, and one led to the [third] goal as well.”
It’s true that Gomez didn’t have one of his better games, but it was the deep end that the young English centre half was thrown in as per Joel Matip’s untimely injury.
Fabinho was far from his best against Salzburg, but his pressing was crucial in the build up to Mohamed Salah’s winner.
That being said, it’s more credit to Salzburg for putting us in a position as they did – it’s been a long time since a team came to Anfield and put us to the sword.
“You think a team that that got to the Champions League final last season,” Owen added. “In the group stage would be very calm, but they shook them alright. Liverpool did well to arrest that slide and get back on to.”
And the last thing he says is what I’ll leave you with – let’s just focus on the fact that we did manage to pick all three points up, not to mention Napoli dropped points away at Genk!