Jurgen Klopp creates brilliant new nickname for Aston Villa Wonderkid Louie Barry

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Jurgen Klopp paid tribute to the efforts of the young Aston Villa side who briefly threatened to embarrass Liverpool in the FA Cup, and reserved special praise for striker Louie Barry.
The 17-year-old struck just before half-time to catch up with the Premier League champions in the FA Cup third round at Villa Park, after Sadio Mane threatened to open the floodgates with an early header.

A strong Liverpool side eventually took the game away from the youngsters in the second half, with Gini Wijnaldum, Mane and Mohamed Salah all scoring five minutes apart to make it 4-1.

But with the Villa youngsters put into action following the positive cases of coronavirus in the first team, Klopp knew all post-match talk would rightly be about his opponents.

“The boys did really well. Little Jamie Vardy was a real threat, ”the Reds boss told talkSPORT.



Barry equalized for Villa in the first half

In a separate interview on BT Sport, he added, “The kids did really well, that’s good.

“We had football problems. We needed a little more time, but it was quite clear.

“Passing and movement problems. Too many players on the wrong side of the ball – not enough pass recoveries. We had chances and shot the ball straight at the goalkeeper – we changed it in the second half.

“It was rusty but better in the second half. Against Southampton [1-0 defeat] from the first second, they were no longer on the ground but that was not the case today. ”

Klopp has repeatedly expressed his admiration for Leicester legend Vardy throughout his time in England and often cites the former Englishman as one of Liverpool’s most dangerous opponents.

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