Ian Wright: What Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool can learn from Barcelona
The Arsenal legend explains why Liverpool need to replicate Barcelona
Ian Wright believes Liverpool could learn a thing or two from Barcelona after Jurgen Klopp’s side watched the Spanish side beat Borussia Monchengladbach on Tuesday night.
The Merseyside club jetted off to Spain following their surprise 4-3 loss to Bournemouth last weekend after twice conspiring to surrender a two-goal lead at the Vitality Stadium.
The Liverpool squad went to warmer climes for a training camp before Klopp took his squad to Camp Nou for Barcelona’s Champions League clash against Monchengladbach.
Lionel Messi broke the deadlock before Turkey international Arda Turan scored a hat-trick to seal a 4-0 win against their Bundesliga outfit in front of the Liverpool team.
Former Arsenal striker Wright believes Liverpool need to replicate how Barcelona manage to keep the ball in the final third of the pitch.
“When you’ve got such good offensive players, where’s the weakness? You try to break Barcelona down when they’re in full flow attack and then you try to get at their defenders – that’s what we’ve seen in the past,” Wright told The Sun Goals podcast.
“What Liverpool’s players will be looking at is how well Barcelona keep the ball in the final third. Not a lot of teams around the world can do what they do. It would have been a really good exercise for Liverpool to watch them.”
Liverpool are in third place in the Premier League table and four points behind leaders Chelsea after their 4-3 loss to Bournemouth.
The Reds signed seven players in the summer transfer window as Klopp looked to stamp his authority on the club.