Liverpool picked up a vital first-leg win over RB Leipzig in the Champions League round of 16 last night.
Jurgen Klopp will be delighted with the performance of his players especially after the kind of form they have been in over recent weeks.
The Reds came into this game on the back of three consecutive defeats in all competitions and they needed a morale-boosting performance.
Although the reigning Premier League champions were not at their very best, they managed to pressurise the German side into key mistakes and converted the chances they created.
Liverpool were dominant in possession and did the basics well at the back.
20-year-old January signing Ozann Kabak produced an impressive display for the Reds at the heart of the defence and he was voted as the man of the match by the fans after the game.
Big performance 💪
Tonight's #UCL Man of the Match, @ozankabak4 👏 pic.twitter.com/9GqXkhD15f
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 16, 2021
Although he looked shaky on a couple of occasions during the match, the seven-cap Turkish international managed to keep it simple and defended admirably for most of the game.
The youngster clearly has a lot of talent and Klopp will be aiming to help him improve further in the coming months.
If Kabak can build on this performance over the next few weeks, he might just prove to be a solid acquisition in the long run for the reported fee of £18 million.
Some Liverpool fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the defender’s performance and here is what they had to say.
Excellent performance. Maybe could have been more but finally great to see a good performance turn into a good result.
Trent coming into form recently and was so influential tonight.
Kabak was brilliant too, so assured on the ball and solid defensively
— Dinesh Kumar (@DHardayal) February 16, 2021
Kabak was outstanding tonight. pic.twitter.com/i64231n9ZW
— Kloppholic (@Kloppholic) February 16, 2021
Kabak defended excellently tonight. He had to.
— The Two Footed Podcast (@TwoFootedPod) February 16, 2021
Fantastic from all of them. What a result. Kabak superb tonight, he can build on that performance.
— forzathereds (@forzathereds) February 16, 2021
20yr old Kabak with a clean sheet in his UCL debut for #LFC playing alongside a midfielder against the 2nd best side in the Bundesliga.
— Hari Sethi (@Hari_Sethi) February 16, 2021
Ozan Kabak looking far more accomplished than Upamecano here.
— Iver Hanrahan (@IverHanrahanGP) February 16, 2021
Kabak MOTM – well played son!
— RYAN (@Ryan_Marchh) February 16, 2021
They followed it up with a professional performance. Nice to have the opposition make mistakes against us and we capitalise for a change.
Really good 2nd half and impressed with Ozan tonight.
Next… The derby.
— GaGs (@GagsTandon) February 16, 2021
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