Allardyce: “Song can nullify Liverpool threat”


SongsSam Allardyce admitted before the match that Alex Song has been drafted in to bring cover to the back four and as a creator.

He said: “We have to respect the fact that Liverpool are a great attacking force and Alex is accomplished in bringing cover to the back line and can create.

We need him to nullify Liverpool’s attacking threat.

“If we are to get anything we must not concede the sort of goals we did against Southampton – that has to stop.

“We have to make sure we take the chances that come our way as they are fewer against the top teams.”

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  • philtheiron says:

    I know song is primarily known as a destructive defensive player but pressing and breaking up the play on the edge of liverpool’s box was simply astonishing!
    As was his engine to keep snapping int tackles all the way back to our box and then all the way forward to theirs again! What stamina! What class!
    Added to that the way he then set up wave after wave of attacks, you can see just what a class player he is!
    Can’t wait to see what he can do when he is fully match fit! COYI!

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