Michael Owen: Jurgen Klopp got his Liverpool FC tactics right at Sevilla
The Liverpool FC legend believes Jurgen Klopp got his tactics right at Sevilla despite a 3-3 draw
Michael Owen has backed Jurgen Klopp’s tactics at Sevilla despite Liverpool FC squandering a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 in the Champions League clash.
The Reds roared into a commanding positions thanks to Roberto Firmino’s two goals and Sadio Mane’s header in the opening 30 minutes in Spain.
Liverpool FC struggled to maintain their high level in the second half as Alberto Moreno’s two mistakes allowed Sevilla to reduce the deficit to one goal.
The Merseyside outfit conceded an equaliser in added time at the end of the Champions League clash to deny Liverpool FC a place in the last 16 – for now.
Klopp made the decision to take of Moreno in the second half following his disastrous performance but James Milner’s introduction failed to protect their fragile lead.
The German coach withdrew Philippe Coutinho and brought on Emre Can to sure up his midfield but the midfielder was partly at fault for Sevilla’s equaliser.
Former Liverpool striker Owen defended Klopp’s tactical decision in the second half of their dramatic 3-3 draw.
“I thought Klopp did pretty well to alter the game,” Owen told BT Sport. “The game was slipping away. He brought the left-back who was having a nightmare off.
“Liverpool FC had a decent foothold in the game but it was a free-kick at the depth. I thought he did well with the tactical aspect.”
Liverpool FC will return to Premier League action this season when Klopp’s men welcome Premier League champions Chelsea to Anfield on Saturday evening.
The Merseyside outfit haven’t won the Premier League but finished in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014.