Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk has praised Jarell Quansah and Conor Bradley after they impressed within the Reds’ 1-1 draw with Fulham (January 24).
Jurgen Klopp and Co. defeated the Cottagers 3-2 within the EFL Cup semi-final to e book their place within the last in opposition to Chelsea. The match is scheduled for February 25 at Wembley.
Quansah and Bradley have been deployed on the appropriate facet of the defence, overlaying Ibrahima Konate and Trent Alexander-Arnold respectively. Regardless of the pair being solely 20 years outdated, they appeared assured on the ball and carried out properly.
Quansah assisted Luis Diaz’s aim within the eleventh minute with an excellent cross. He additionally made seven clearances, seven recoveries and gained three video games. Then again, Bradley created two large probabilities, made six recoveries and gained three matches.
After the match, Van Dijk mentioned (through That is Anfield):
“Clearly the appropriate facet could not have been essentially the most skilled facet immediately, however they did very properly – I feel all season. I am happy with these guys. For them it’s just the start and they need to really feel that method too. However to get to the ultimate with this efficiency is basically good and simply reveals what progress they’ve made. Hopefully they’ll proceed.”
Liverpool subsequent play in opposition to Norwich Metropolis within the fourth spherical of the FA Cup on Sunday, January 28.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp provides his verdict on Luis Diaz’s efficiency in opposition to Fulham
Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp raved about Luis Diaz after his aim helped the Reds to an important 1-1 draw in opposition to Fulham on Wednesday.
Diaz appeared like a relentless menace down the wing at Craven Cottage. He acquired Quansah’s cross exceptionally properly on his chest within the eleventh minute earlier than his deflected effort discovered the again of the web. The 26-year-old created three large probabilities, had a passing accuracy of 84 p.c and gained 9 matches.
In the course of the post-match press convention, Klopp said (through Liverpool official web site):
“Excellent. He’s completely a improbable participant. Completely no criticism, however I want he had arrange the second and scored the third as a result of within the first half it was a improbable soccer state of affairs the place he was in an identical state of affairs to what he was then he scored.”
“However when it comes to taking part in, what a boy! The velocity, the facility he can generate, the approach, the mixture of all that… it is completely excellent. I am actually completely satisfied.”
Diaz has impressed thus far this season, scoring seven targets and offering two assists in 28 appearances in all competitions.