The Liverpool boss admits it would be hard to keep the Wolves’ attacker quiet on Sunday
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp took a moment to talk about Wolves attacker Adama Traore ahead of his side’s final game of the year at home in the Premier League.
Liverpool have been in scintillating form in the Premier League this season, amassing 52 out of the total 54 points on offer and yet to lose a single game. Their thumping 4-0 win at Leicester on boxing day put them 13 points clear at the top (with a game in hand) leaving them in clear daylight of their quest to win the Premier League title for the first time and a League title thirty years in the waiting.
But the former Borussia Dortmund manager considers Sunday’s opposition to be a tough nut to crack. Wolves will be buoyant going into Sunday’s game having beaten defending champions Manchester City 3-2 at home and having done the “double” over them this season with Traore scoring in either game.
Jurgen Klopp particularly singled out Adama Traore whose trickery and unsettling pace could prove be to be testing. He praised the quality of the player.
Klopp believes that the attacker found the perfect setup at Wolves by commenting, “At Middlesbrough, he was exceptional but somebody had to give him the right information because he’s a big talent. He’s still very young and now he has found it.”
Klopp added “I would say, that it will happen and it has happened (his performances). It’s good for Wolves. It makes them dangerous. So in the big space, I would say Jamie Vardy is difficult to defend but I would say Traore is even more difficult to defend because the speed is exceptional. It was clear it would happen one day but now it is (happening).”
The European champions have gone 358 days without a Premier League defeat and will look to cap off a memorable year when they welcome the Wolves to Anfield on Sunday, 29 December.