Date of publication: Monday 30 September 2019 12:32
Jesse Marsch, head of RB Salzburg, talked about Liverpool's advantages – but he warned European reigning champions that his team would head towards Anfield in search of victory.
The Austrian champions had a great start to the season and like Liverpool they have five points ahead of their rivals at the top of their league.
But the comparisons between the two clubs don't stop there. American Marsch admits that he is preparing to play in a similar style to Liverpool and uses many of Jurgen Klopp's methods and ideologies when bidding to cut the swath through the Champions League group stages with Salzburg.
A lot of discussions in the game concerned Influence of their Champions League Erling Haaland in the Champions League and Marsch insists that his site go to Anfield, believing that they can achieve remarkable results.
"It's a terrible duel for us, because all the things we do well are better," said Marsch Times. "They like games that they feel like we do, so I think that in terms of stylistics it will be a big challenge for us, but we also make their lives difficult.
"We'll have to be incredibly good at what we do. We will definitely go there to win.
"I've never met Jurgen, but his relationships with players and teams, the way his teams play, the passion he has to play, the passion his team has to play, tactically what he is trying to achieve … There are many things which I really respect in the way he leads his team. "
Marsch became famous in the MLS of the New York Red Bulls before moving to Germany, where he worked as No. 2 with Ralf Rangnick at the sister club RB in Leipzig.
Marsch, now alone in the third club in his series, Salzburg, explained the lessons he learned from Rangnick, and how he liked to copy Gegenpress and "Heavy metal football" often associated with Klopp sites.
"Ralf is a genius when it comes to thinking about the game. When I first met him, he really opened my eyes to how detailed you can be about this game.
"I used it to give my teams the opportunity to be a version of what I think should be our philosophy: Gegenpressing. Very aggressive, very direct, very good against football.
"I like trying to be a teacher the way I train, which suits young players well. I like to talk a lot about mentality, leadership and growth. I also like to create an environment in which each day challenges each other to be better and better. I was amazed at the progress here.
"I know that the potential is relative. The potential here is different, compared to a place like Liverpool, but it's an exciting prospect. "
Meanwhile, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have plenty of room for improvement after a certain aspect of their game has been questioned by the former Red.
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