Reasons Klopp Pull Out Coutinho When Leicester City Opponents
Liverpool managed to achieve victory with a score of 3-2 when they travel to Leicester City’s headquarters in the sixth game of the English Premier League on Saturday (23/09/2017).
Liverpool won through goals scored by Mohamed Salah (15th minute), Philippe Coutinho (23 ‘), and Jordan Henderson (68’).
Leicester can only reply twice via Shinji Okazaki (45 ‘) and Jamie Vardy (69’).
In the game, Coutinho who packed one goal and one assist did not play 90 minutes.
“In the last home game, I think Coutinho can play 90 minutes, but he cramped in the 80th minute, but that would not be a problem,” Klopp said as quoted from the official Liverpool website.
“We watched when Demarai Gray appeared, Leicester really has a wide-spread player, so for our wings, it’s very important to find they still have full energy,” said the German coach.
Therefore, Klopp then put James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Daniel Sturridge to add strength on the wings.
In addition to tactical problems, Klopp seems to want to rest Coutinho because Liverpool will travel to Russia in the middle of the week.
Liverpool will play Spartak Moscow in the Champions League group stage action on Wednesday (27/09/2017) early morning GMT.