Allardyce admits to worries over Liverpool’s ‘genius’

Date published: Friday 8th December 2017 3:45

Sam Allardyce admits that his Everton team face an incredibly difficult task in stopping Liverpool’s in-form attack.

Liverpool have scored 12 times in their last two matches, against Brighton and Spartak Moscow.

Everton have had significant defensive problems this season, although they have won their last two matches without conceding.

Allardyce believes that it is not an impossible task, but knows it will be tough to counteract the movement of Liverpool’s front four.

“Sometimes you just have to hold your hands up and say the pure genius of the movement and the quality of the players,” Allardyce said.

“You can’t say ‘if we can block these one or two players off we will stop Liverpool’, because it’s more than that at the moment, there’s four or five.

“That’s the hard bit for us. And also their finishing ability has increased, they don’t have to rely on one or two people to score goals.

“There’s goals all around the front line now so we’ve got to make sure we try our very best to cope with that.

“We won last year at Palace and that was after going a goal down.

“I’ve got to look at that, what did we do. I think Liverpool are playing much better today but it can be done.”

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