Liverpool to Hand Defender His League Debut

Matt Thielen
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Notable Athletic UK journalist James Pearce has said that Ozan Kabak is in line to make his Liverpool debut. The new signing has yet to feature for the Reds after signing on deadline day.

Former Red turned pundit, Jamie Carragher, made a public plea to Jurgen Klopp to start in the 1-4 loss against Manchester City.

“I hope Klopp gives Kabak his debut, thus allowing Jordan Henderson to return to midfield and giving Liverpool a more familiar look in several positions.”

Jamie Carragher speaking on Monday Night Football

The former Liverpool defender likened Liverpool’s 20/21 campaign to Manchester City’s 19/20 campaign.

“City failed to replace Vincent Kompany in the summer of 2019, an error which was instrumental in them finishing 18 points behind Liverpool last season. In having to fix that, [Ruben] Dias arrived under more pressure than recent Guardiola signings. The world watching to see if he would solve City’s problems. He has.”

Jamie Carragher on Ruben Dias and Liverpool’s defenders

Carragher has called on Ozan Kabak and Ben Davies to do the same as Ruben Dias.

“To save this year’s ambitions, Liverpool need their new recruits to do the same. Otherwise, it will be left to Van Dijk again at the start of next season.”

Jamie Carragher on Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak

Comfortable Playing for Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp will feel better about giving the Turkish defender his debut against Leicester after another week of training. Not only will the manager feel comfortable from seeing him play, but the defender is full of confidence as well.

“Liverpool play offensive football and press high; sometimes they leave some space in the back so I think Liverpool centre-backs need to be fast, so I think I suit it in this way”

Ozan Kabak on playing for Liverpool

Ozan Kabak looks set to get his Premier League debut against Leicester City on Saturday.

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