Our review of Preston North End 0 Liverpool 2 in the fourth round of the League Cup at Deepdale Stadium, including Jurgen Klopp’s reaction.
Dan Morgan hosts Neil Atkinson, Sean Rogers and Paul Cope…
Duel success rate: PNE 56%-44% LFC
Pass accuracy in opponent half: LFC 71.5%-41.9% PNE
Crosses: LFC 13/PNE 6
Blocked Shots: LFC 4/PNE 1
Tackles: PNE 18/LFC 2
Tackle success rate: PNE 77.8%-50% LFC
Once again keeping a strong spine at CB/CM/FWD – Experience around youth
Blair feels like a protected gamble
Preston low block 532
Liverpool not patient enough after ten mins.
Klopp: “We lost our structure too quickly”.
Few senior players go firefighting – mentality in these games always interesting
Tough night for Gomez – Preston sensing the moment is there for them.
Both subs help massively in the end. Phillips can go and attack everything and Neco can push on without looking the other way#
Preston take their medicine
Klopp on Minamino: “He understands our game as well really well, so you can throw him in and he can be immediately a massive part of our football. Tonight he was, obviously. Taki was good, but we all know he can be even much better.”