Ian Wright makes claim about Liverpool and Paul Pogba
The former Arsenal striker reckons Liverpool worked on exploiting Paul Pogba in the lead up to their 1-1 stalemate at Manchester United
Ian Wright believes Liverpool had planned to target Paul Pogba as a weak link at set-pieces ahead of their 1-1 draw with Manchester United.
The Reds had great success at corners and free-kicks at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon as Dejan Lovren continued to elude his marker Pogba.
Liverpool’s dominance at dead ball situations prompted the world’s most-expensive player to make an unforced error as Pogba conceded a first-half penalty.
James Milner broke the deadlock from the spot with an emphatic effort as Jurgen Klopp’s side capitalised on Pogba’s deficiencies.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic managed to spare Pogba’s blushes after the 34-year-old scored an 84th-minute equaliser at Old Trafford.
Speaking to BBC Sport’s 606 podcast on Sunday afternoon, former Arsenal striker Wright claimed that Liverpool will have spotted Pogba’s weakness at set-pieces in the lead up to the Premier League clash.
“Lovren’s movement bamboozled Pogba. He was so bamboozled by Lovren. I think they must have looked at set-pieces. Every single ball into the box or from corners, Pogba was nowhere near Lovren,” Wright said.
Pogba moved to Manchester United in a world-record £89m move from Serie A giants Juventus in the summer.
Liverpool are in third place in the Premier League table and seven points behind leaders Chelsea.