SUN SPORTS writes
NATIONAL Team striker Patson Daka has described the Red Bull Salzburgs’s game against Liverpool in which he scored a brace, as a great test ahead of the Austrian Bundas Liga set to kick off on September 18.
Daka was in blistering form as he scored a first half brace in Red Bull Salzburg’s 2-2 stalemate against EPL Champions Liverpool FC in Tuesday’s friendly fixture at the Red Bull Arena.
In a post-match interview after the 2-2 stalemate, Daka who expressed delight for having scored a brace described the fixture as a great game which presented Salzburg a lot of lessons.
“It was a great game, we played very well according to the tactics and the result was a fair result because both sides showed they are putting in 100 percent work and it was a very good test for both side because Liverpool came expecting a very good game and we also expected a good game from them and we both gave the recommended intensity of the game,” Daka said.
Daka broke the deadlock within three minutes of kick off, burying the ball past Liverpool’s Alisson Becker with a cool finish.
It took him just 10 minutes to complete his brace on 13th minute after the Reds were carved open down the right.
The former Nchanga Rangers and Power Dynamos striker slid across low from the left and managed to find the corner of the net via a deflection from Alisson who couldn’t quite get enough on it before substitute Rhian Brewster scored a second half brace to rescue the English Champions from losing.
Meanwhile, Daka’s country-mate Enock Mwepu who was a marvel to watch as Salzburg played his favourite club said; “Playing against Liverpool FC will forever be one of the greatest feelings in the world.”
“We knew the game would be intense and we were ready for it. It was a great game. Thank you to the fans that came out to support us,” said the former Napsa Stars player, whose dream is to one day feature for the EPL champions.
And Salzburg coach Jesse Marsch hailed his players for putting up a spirited fight against Liverpool who were trailing 2-0 at half time thanks to Daka’s first half brace. Marsch said the game was an eye opener for the Austrian champions on where the team needs to improve going into the 2020/2021 soccer season.