Lukaku got off to a perfect start on his return to the Premier League, finding the back of the net as Thomas Tuchel’s side won at Arsenal on Sunday.
The £ 97.5million man has led the ragged Gunners’ defense and now hopes to inflict similar damage when he visits Anfield this weekend.
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Carragher has insisted Liverpool will not change their usual approach in order to thwart Lukaku and expect Virgil van Dijk to relish this physical battle.
Evaluating the former Manchester United striker’s recent performances on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, he said: “The best way to describe Arsenal is that they tried to play like Man City or Liverpool would, but they didn’t. do not have the players.
“Liverpool won’t change for Chelsea, but Van Dijk is the only player, certainly in the Premier League, who will want to try his luck against Lukaku.
“It will be a big battle but Liverpool, I have no doubt, will seek to climb to the middle line.
“What we saw yesterday from Lukaku doesn’t mean he’s going to do this to all defenders.
“It was a bad organization. He’s a handful, he’s a top striker and he’ll score a lot of goals, but that’s largely because of Arsenal. “
Chelsea dominated much of the game against their London rivals this weekend – a meeting that Liverpool can certainly learn from.
Besides not having dealt with Lukaku, Carragher believes that Mikel Arteta’s team have not been able to cope with the “system” deployed by Tuchel in the Emirates.
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“There is a lot of talk about Lukaku but that’s not the only problem, it’s the way you manage their system,” said the former Liverpool defender.
« [Rob] Holding’s job was to look after Kai Havertz, [Pablo]Mari was in the middle with Lukaku and Mason Mount was deeper with Granit Xhaka.
“They almost went from man to man, maybe a little naive. You see them sticking with these men, and when the ball goes wide, Kieran Tierney’s job is to join full-back, Reece James, and Xhaka’s job is to get into a left center-back position, almost three back. “