Aston Villa's kids caused us problems, admits Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp after FA Cup win
Jurgen Klopp says his side were caused several problems by a makeshift Aston Villa team consisting solely of youngsters due to an outbreak of Covid-19 in the senior squad. Liverpool won 4-1, but for Villa scorer Louie Barry, the match will live long in the memory after his fine equaliser.
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (2R) congratulates Aston Villa's English defender Dominic Revan (R) after the English FA Cup third round football match between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England on January 8, 20
Jurgen Klopp has admitted that his Liverpool side were caused "football problems" by Aston Villa's cobbled-together team of youngsters.
VIlla had been hit by a total of 14 Covid-19 positive tests prior to the match and, with all of their first team squad and staff isolating, were forced to field a reserve side against the Premier League champions.
Liverpool eventually emerged 4-1 victors but Klopp has admitted that the encounter was far from easy.