Red Bull Salzburg manager Jesse Marsch urged his players to target Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk during the half time interval at Anfield on Wednesday night.
The Reds were given a huge scare in the Champions League Group E encounter earlier this week, emerging with a narrow 4-3 victory in front of their own fans.
Jurgen Klopp’s men raced into a 3-0 first-half lead thanks to goals from Sadio Mane, Andrew Robertson and Mohamed Salah, but Hwang Hee-chan reduced the deficit for the visitors in the 39th minute.
As per Metro Sport, Salzburg boss Marsch ordered his players to be more ‘ruthless’ towards Van Dijk in a rousing half-time speech at Liverpool, which clearly gave his side extra motivation in the second period.
Takumi Minamino and Erling Haaland scored to haul the visitors back to 3-3 by the hour mark, but Salah had the last word when he poked the ball home nine minutes later to secure three points for the reigning European champions.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 2, 2019
Check out Marsch motivating his Salzburg squad below.
Great insight into the half-time talk from Jesse Marsch in their game vs Liverpool.
Interesting to note the emphasis placed group cohesion and re-aligning mentality before addressing any tactical components. pic.twitter.com/unNplaA25U
— Darian Wilken (@CoachDarian) October 3, 2019