Present at a press conference on the eve of the quarter-final second leg between Liverpool and Real Madrid, Jürgen Klopp was asked about the first leg of Vinicius Junior, author of a saving double. The German confessed he was impressed, but not surprised by the Brazilian’s talent.
Last Tuesday, Vinicius Junior shone in the eyes of the whole world by scoring a brace against Liverpool, allowing his team to take an option on qualifying (3-1). A nice revenge for a player often criticized for his lack of realism in front of the cages.
Asked at a press conference about the Brazilian and a possible plan to put in place to reduce his influence during this return match (Wednesday 9 p.m. to follow on RMC Sport 1), Jürgen Klopp said that his players will have to ensure that ‘he is less fueled: “We could have defended better on one of his goals, the other comes from a splendid pass, a very good control and a very nice finish. Let’s avoid him receiving this kind of passes . It will be a very complicated task. “
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Klopp flatters Vinicius
If Vinicius Junior thwarted the forecasts by going to register a saving double in the first leg, the German technician admits that he was impressed but not surprised by the talent of the Brazilian, for whom Real Madrid had not hesitated to pay 45 million euros to secure his services: “I was impressed, not surprised. He’s a pure talent. Everyone knew that, that’s why Real Madrid transferred him. And he just got better. “
This Wednesday, Liverpool will try to turn the tide against a Real Madrid who will still have to compose without Raphaël Varane and Sergio Ramos. The Frenchman has still not found the Madrid group after testing positive for Covid-19 before the start of the first leg. For his part, Sergio Ramos is injured but could not have played anyway when he too was infected with the virus, announced Real Madrid this morning.