Liverpool star Fabinho has explained why he was not so worried about Erling Haaland in the Reds’ 1-0 win over Manchester City.
Liverpool hosted Man City at Anfield in their previous game and secured all three points with a 1-0 win. Mohamed Salah scored the only goal of the game, with the Egyptian putting the ball in the net in the second-half.
Haaland, who has instantly hit the ground running at Man City following his summer move to the English side, was rather quiet against Liverpool. The Norwegian did have his chances, but it clearly was not the 22-year-old’s best performance for Man City.
Haaland has already racked up 15 goals for Man City in the Premier League this season. But, against Liverpool, the Man City striker drew a blank.
Liverpool defender Fabinho reveals why he was not so worried about facing Erling Haaland
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Speaking about facing Haaland, Fabinho said he was not so worried about the Man City attacker.
“I think that, in my case, I wasn’t so worried about him because I already had Bernardo (Silva), (Ilkay) Gundogan, and Foden on my side,” Fabinho told ESPN [via GOAL].
“I was trying to close the spaces between the lines, then they do the movements very well, so they pass on the back of the full-backs very well.”
He also added that they were working well on the right side with James Milner and Joe Gomez. He also lavished praise on Liverpool’s two centre-backs, stating they played an excellent game and closed down Haaland’s spaces.
Meanwhile, the win over Man City lifted Liverpool to eighth in the Premier League points. The Reds, who have had a below-par start to the season, have 13 points from nine matches in the Premier League.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have three wins, four draws, and two defeats. Meanwhile, the defeat to Liverpool was Man City’s first of the Premier League season.
Despite the defeat, the Cityzens continue to sit second in the Premier League table with 23 points from 10 matches. But Man City’s slip helped table-toppers Arsenal establish a four-point lead over the defending Premier League champions.
Meanwhile, Liverpool host West Ham at Anfield in their next game in the Premier League. The Merseyside outfit will aim for another three points as they look to close the gap in the top four.