Following Manchester City’s 1-0 triumph over Crystal Palace yesterday, Erling Haaland made a dig at Liverpool
The Norwegian, who scored the game’s sole goal from the penalty spot at Selhurst Park, was speaking about the Premier League’s difficulty and the necessity to ‘fight’ in every game, no matter who you’re facing.
The division’s top scorer couldn’t help but note Jurgen Klopp’s side’s 1-0 setback earlier in the day at the hands of rock-bottom Bournemouth on the south coast.
“At the end of the day, all that matters is three points or winning games and continuing to perform,” Haaland told Premier League Productions (via HITC).
“It isn’t easy. You saw Bournemouth beat Liverpool, and every game is a battle. You witnessed it, it’s a fight, we win, and we’re overjoyed.”
The victory brings Pep Guardiola’s team to within two points of league leaders Arsenal, who play Fulham later today at Craven Cottage.
Although the former Borussia Dortmund player is correct, he understands what he is doing by bringing up our failure.
There are no easy games in the Premier League, but it’s almost as if Klopp’s side assumed they’d won before the game even began.
We started well, but after falling behind midway through the first half, we never looked like scoring again, and when Mo Salah failed from the penalty spot, you knew it wasn’t going to be our day.
Our next match is against Real Madrid on Wednesday, and we need to see a reaction from those in Red.