We’d suggest when you think of the most Liverpool way to score goals under Jurgen Klopp, it would be the strikers manically pressing a sluggish midfielder to win the ball back and then springing a fast counter into the box and finishing…
Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have done that on countless occasions in the past three seasons, in fact.
But yesterday, against a team also fabled for their pressing – Fabinho was victim to the tactic!
The Brazilian was harried in possession early on, gave it away and within seconds, the Austrians had scored. They then went 2-0 up after some lapse Joe Gomez defending – but Rhian Brewster scored a brace in the second-half to level things up.
Fabinho is still a must-starter for us, obviously – and we’re sure he’ll be up to speed before the season starts properly on September 12.
We’re not counting the Community Shield as anything but another friendly.
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