'Exploit that': Patrick Vieira believes he has found Liverpool's weakness
Patrick Vieira has been speaking to the media ahead of Crystal Palace’s trip to Anfield tomorrow, and he’s said something interesting about Liverpool.
What’s the story?
Well, the Frenchman believes he’s found out where he can hurt Jürgen Klopp’s side tomorrow.
As quoted by Football London, Vieira said: “We just have to be prepared, go to the field with personality and try and give them problems. There is a weakness on their side we can try to exploit.
“To exploit that we have to be brave and to try and get something from the game. If we go there and think about defending for 90 minutes they will score goals.”
Unfortunately, he doesn’t explain what this weakness is, although he’d be a fool to do so.
It’s good to see the Eagles boss keep his cards close to his chest, but also send a warning shot to the Reds that he knows their weak points.
Some Liverpool fans might laugh at Vieira.
However, he proved he’s capable of hatching a masterplan last time out when his side hammered Tottenham in the 3-0 win at Selhurst Park.
Where could Liverpool be hurt by Crystal Palace?
Of course, the Reds don’t have many weaknesses – that’s why they’ve become champions of England, and also Europe, under Klopp.
However, the south Londoners are particularly strong on the flanks, where Klopp encourages his full-backs to push on and create chances.
With Wilfried Zaha, Odsonne Edouard and Michael Olise all capable of causing issues out wide, Crystal Palace could have some joy in those areas.
Just ask Emerson Royal, who was left dizzied by Zaha on his Premier League debut in SE25 last weekend.
Of course, this could also go the other way, and Vieira’s tricky wingers may find themselves pinned back by Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson.
Whatever happens, it should be an interesting matchup between two in-form sides tomorrow afternoon.
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