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

Video LoadingVideo UnavailableClick to playTap to playThe video will auto-play soon8CancelPlay now

Who do Liverpool need to sign to retain the title? Keep up with all the Reds news with our free daily newsletter

Sign upWhen you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeInvalid Email

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 goalscorer Louie Barry.

The 17-year-old struck just before half-time to peg back the Premier League champions in the FA Cup third round tie at Villa Park, after Sadio Mane had 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 within five minutes of each other to make it 4-1.

But with Villa's youngsters thrust into action in the wake of the positive coronavirus cases in the first-team squad, Klopp knew that all the post-match talk would deservedly be about his opponents.

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

Barry equalised for Villa in the first half
(Image: Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

Read More
Related Articles


  • Transfer news LIVE: Liverpool, Arsenal, Man Utd and Chelsea gossip and rumours

Read More
Related Articles


  • Mirror Football email – sign-up for all the latest news and transfer headlines

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 bit longer but then it was completely clear.

"Problems in passing and moving. Too many on the wrong side of the ball – not enough recoveries of passes. We had chances and shot the ball directly at the goalie – 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 more on the pitch but that was not the case today."

Klopp has repeatedly made his admiration for Leicester legend Vardy clear throughout his time in England, and often cites the former England man as one of Liverpool's most dangerous opponents.

Will Liverpool win the FA Cup this season? Have your say in the comments below

Sign up for the Mirror Football newsletter here

You may also like...