Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane admits he has been studying Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s coaching methods over the past few weeks.
The Brazilians remain the only team in the Absa Premiership yet to suffer a defeat this campaign, having won three and drawn two of their first five league games of the season.
However, across all competitions, Sundowns have only conceded two defeats against Otoho d’Oyo in the Caf Champions League and against Tshwane rivals SuperSport United in the MTN8 competition.
Mosimane revealed that he has been studying Klopp’s offensive and defensive throw-ins to help improve his side’s chances of going forward and their possession game.
‘I’ve been studying that to see what happens‚ what are they doing? I studied all the throw-ins of Liverpool – offensively and defensively‚’ Mosimane told the media.
‘Do you know what he [Klopp] is doing? He is giving them options of where to throw the ball. And we have copied some of those things, I will tell you straight.
‘Check my throws-in. I come out [with the ball]‚ we move and we get the ball going‚ and then we overload throw-ins of the opponents. And we win the throw-ins of the opponents too.
‘We’ve copied that and it has helped us. What Klopp has done is not look just for the javelin throw. That doesn’t help him because [Mohamed] Salah and [Sadio] Mane are not tall anyway.’
Mamelodi Sundowns will now focus on the Caf Champions League first-round second-leg clash with Seychelles outfit Cote d’Or on Friday, with kick-off set for 7pm.
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