Jurgen Klopp on Mwepu "It was a tough game but our boys did their best to win. We had difficulties in the midfield, I must give credit to the RB Salzburg team for giving us a good game. I can single out one midfielder who was brilliant for his side, the Jersey number 45 (Mwepu) , he did a great job for his team, he is such a great young player, his physic and ball control is amazing. They dominated the midfield especially in the second half but we will improve and qualify after all."

 

Austria based midfielder Enock Mwepu has described Wednesday night’s UEFA Champions League Bull against Liverpool as his biggest game of his life.

Mwepu, started for Red Bull Salzburg alongside compatriot Patson Daka against the European Champions and left a mark at one of the iconic stadium.

“Last night I played the biggest game of my life against Liverpool FC in the UEFA Champions League,” the 21 year old posted on social media.

Within the first 25 minutes, the Austrian glamour side were 2-0 down. They went to the break trailing 3-1 with the boy from Chambishi providing an assist.

After a poor first half which saw Mwepu in a midfield two as the coach opted for 4-4-2 with Daka upfront, the shape of the team was changed to a midfield diamond.

With a change in formation, Mwepu was pushed further up and played like a right sided midfield and that gave him the authority and detect play and it paid off as he was involved in the equaliser.

With the scores tied at 3 all, against a round of play, Mo salah grabbed the winner and there was another tactical change as Mwepu was deployed in the holding role for the final 10 minutes.

“We fought hard against the European Champions but sadly it wasn’t meant to be on the night. The teams die hard spirit was amazing and the support from fans that travelled to watch us was fantastic.

Napoli lead the group on 4 points while Liverpool and Red Bull Salzburg are on 3 points each. Genk is bottom of the group.

Jurgen Klopp on Mwepu
“It was a tough game but our boys did their best to win. We had difficulties in the midfield, I must give credit to the RB Salzburg team for giving us a good game. I can single out one midfielder who was brilliant for his side, the Jersey number 45 (Mwepu) , he did a great job for his team, he is such a great young player, his physic and ball control is amazing. They dominated the midfield especially in the second half but we will improve and qualify after all.”

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