Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp in contrast Aston Villa teen Louie Barry to a ‘little Jamie Vardy’ after he scored of their FA Cup conflict on Friday evening.
Villa have been compelled to play their youth staff as a result of a coronavirus outbreak that dominated out their total first-team squad.
Barry made essentially the most of his probability and netted a tremendous aim on the finish of the primary half to ship his aspect in degree on the break earlier than occurring to lose 4-1.
Klopp paid the 17-year-old an enormous praise after the sport evaluating him to among the best strikers within the Premier League.
“The boys did rather well. Little Jamie Vardy was a correct menace,” the Reds boss informed talkSPORT.
Klopp got here in for criticism for beginning quite a few his star gamers, together with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Jordan Henderson, in opposition to a staff with none first-team appearances.
The German defended his determination saying that they had already selected the staff earlier than realizing Aston Villa’s squad wouldn’t have the ability to play.
He mentioned: “We rotate sure, we modified six gamers, however we perhaps may have accomplished eight or 9. It’s just about (all the time) first staff gamers (within the FA Cup).
“It’s nothing to do with COVID we now have our squad collectively. All our checks have been damaging so we may have used anyone within the squad.
“Two or three youngsters at residence coaching with us, so it was nothing to do with that. We ready yesterday for a recreation in opposition to the Aston Villa first-team and after coaching we heard that wasn’t the case. We performed the staff we wished to anyway.”
The spirited Villa gamers geared up themselves nicely within the first half earlier than the standard of the Premier League champions shone via after the break.
Klopp added: “It was a superb begin, much less good remainder of the primary half and superb second half. The second half appeared like what we should always have performed for the entire recreation.
“Transferring on the proper second, passing to the precise areas, accelerating in the precise conditions and all these sort of issues.
“That’s what we did at first however then we performed an excessive amount of round. We nonetheless had probabilities however didn’t use them. We all know that.
“It’s not necessary the way you rating the objectives it’s necessary that you simply rating objectives. We had the moments, tremendous cross by Milly (James Milner) however no one within the field and Gini was in an identical state of affairs.
“By the top, 1-1 at half-time is just not precisely what you want for and second half it appeared a lot better.
“That’s soccer, it gained’t be the primary time it occurs to us and naturally it is going to be a problem to have the ball on a regular basis however it’s a must to do higher stuff with it.
“We all know that and we did within the second half so it’s tremendous.”