Klopp heaps praise on Salzburg ahead of Anfield showdown
 Klopp heaps praise on Salzburg ahead of Anfield showdown

Klopp heaps praise on Salzburg ahead of Anfield showdown

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is wary of  RB Salzburg's threat even as the two sides prepare for a Champions League clash on Wednesday night at Anfield. 

The defending champions will be hoping to bounce back from last week's shock 2-0 defeat away to Napoli in the opening group match and will come up against a high-scoring Austrian side. 

Salzburg dished out a footballing lesson to Genk in the group opening match with a 6-2 win and were 4-1 winners in the Austrian League match over the weekend over Austria Wien. 

"What an incredible team and a superb head coach they have," Klopp wrote about RB Salzburg in his column for the official matchday programme.

"[Manager] Jesse [Marsch] has them in a really good way. They are so positive and their results show this. They love to attack and they are a team that attacks with confidence and scores often,"

"Their opening result in the group saw them score six against Genk. Trust me when I tell you that this says more about the quality of Salzburg than it does the weakness of Genk,"
"This weekend, another four goals in a domestic game. Really good side. Excellent players. Great leadership. Tough, tough opponent. Really tough,"

Liverpool warmed up for the match with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Sheffield United over the weekend and will be hoping to grab their first maximum points. 

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