Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes that Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are the most direct team in the Premier League.
The Reds defeated arch-rivals Manchester United 2-0 at Anfield in the Premier League yesterday thanks to goals from Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah. Liverpool now possess a 16-point lead at the top of the table with a game in hand.
To get into this position, Liverpool have had to find a number of ways to win football matches. However, according to Solskjaer, the Reds are the most direct team in the Premier League, which has contributed to Liverpool’s success in the 2019-20 season.
He added that no side is able to play to long balls, second balls and corners as well as Liverpool. You can view his comments in the video below.
"They're the most direct team in the league. They do put teams under pressure. Play them long balls, second balls, corners."
Despite falling 30 points behind Liverpool, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was encouraged by Manchester United's performance at Anfield. pic.twitter.com/XLdECVQq7A
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Let’s be honest here, there is not a chance Liverpool are the most direct team in the league. Sure, they have the ability to go long and look to feed off each other, but Liverpool’s style of play deserves more respect than that.
Originally, Klopp’s side were arguably one of the best teams to watch in the Premier League when he first arrived. However, they have found other ways to get results, which does include being direct, but that is not always the case.
The Reds aren’t as flashy to watch as they originally were under Klopp, but they are still exciting nonetheless.