Michael Owen agreed with Rio Ferdinand’s evaluation of Liverpool after dropping 3-1 to Real Madrid on Tuesday night time.
Vinicius Junior’s first-half goals and Marco Asensio’s side took the Spanish side 2-0 up on the break within the first leg of their Champions League quarter-finals.
Mohamed Salah acquired one back shortly after the break for Liverpool however Vinicius added one other lower than 15 minutes later to present Real, two well-deserved goals, the result in the second leg at Anfield.
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And following the struggle, Owen agreed with Ferdinand’s “point” that “if you find yourself susceptible on the back it goes down like a pack of playing cards” as Liverpool did against the Spanish giants
Owen said BT Sport: “I used to be disappointed with the midfield space tonight. All of us said earlier than the sport in midfield could be a crucial field. 29, 31, 35 years old their midfield.
“Now they’re great on the ball, and that is what Spanish football is, it is dictating the ball. However I feel if you will get on them, if in case you have the power, like together with your Hendersons, you’ll be able to come at them and that is what’s irritating.
“Rio made a superb point on the start, I feel it began from the back. When you’re so assured in your back two that they will go one by one, you’ll be able to squeeze, you’ll be able to do no matter you need.
“You possibly can flood males forward, you’ll be able to push your backs forward once more, you’ll be able to do so many issues however when you’ve got a back injury it goes down like a pack of playing cards.
“It is a side impact, it is like a domino impact and now they are not pushing with the identical enthusiasm and power.
“And in the course of this pitch they’re enjoying against, sure, it is great, it has been great for thus many years, however you’ll be able to override them with pure power and physique.
“I am certain you possibly can at Anfield, however he would not really feel that power in that engine room on the moment.”
Vinicius’s pace was a problem for Liverpool all through the night time and Brazil’s first double of a match was well deserved, in response to coach Zinedine Zidane.
“I am happy for him as a result of what he does and what all the fellows do is great work, particularly from a defensive standpoint,” said the Real boss.
“He could also be missing some goal scoring with the work he contributes to the team so scoring two goals is big and supplies a lot confidence.
“I do not know if it was his best struggle however two goals within the last eight are necessary to him and the team.
“I am happy due to the football. On the start of the second half we had some problem however on the end of the day we’re happy with 3-1 as it’s a enormous effort.
“We should take pleasure in what we did in the present day.”