Bola.net – Ex manager Arsenal Arsene Wenger praised Liverpool’s signing team and had no qualms about giving them a perfect score.
Liverpool have just traveled to Benfica’s headquarters at the Estadio da Luz, Portugal, Wednesday (06/04/2022) early morning WIB. They undergo the first leg of the 2021-22 Champions League quarter-finals.
Liverpool was able to dominate the course of the first half of the match. But in the second half Benfica was able to provide fierce resistance.
But in the end Benfica did not move against Liverpool. They were defeated by a score of 1-3.
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Wenger Gives Perfect Rating
After the match, Arsene Wenger did not give praise to the Liverpool tactician, Jurgen Klopp. He also did not give praise to Luis Diaz, Sadio Mane, or Ibrahima Konate, who were the Reds’ goalscorers in that match.
Instead, Wenger gave praise to the people behind the scenes, namely the Liverpool scouts. He was very impressed with their ability to detect the right players for the Reds such as Mohamed Salah to Diaz.
“I would give 10 out of 10 to the scouts,” Wenger told beIN Sports.
“There’s nothing wrong there, from [Mohamed] False and Mane until [Virgl] Van Dijk. Now Diaz – Diaz looks special. It’s amazing what they’ve done,” he said.
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Thiago and Keita
Arsene Wenger then said there were indeed a few exceptions regarding the signings of Thiago Alcantara and Naby Keita. Because their adaptation is quite slow compared to other recruits.
However, Liverpool’s player recruitment team still works very, very well.
“The only player who didn’t integrate as well as we hoped from the start was Thiago, a little bit [Naby] Keita. They need time to adjust to the pace of the Premier League.”
“They did very well, Liverpool,” said Wenger.