Lokonga Aims To Build On Liverpool Display

Sambi Lokonga said Saturday’s 0-0 tie between Palace and Liverpool showed a lot of promise. Lokonga Aims To Build On Liverpool Display

The on-loan midfielder connected nicely with midfield partner Cheick Doucouré during his first Palace start at Selhurst Park, helping to limit the Reds to to four chances on goal.

The closest they came to scoring was when Jean-Philippe Mateta swept onto the crossbar towards the conclusion of the first half for Lokonga and Palace at the opposite end of the field.

Lokonga now wants Palace to improve on that performance after seeing his team battle with a highly successful team in prior seasons. Aston Villa is up next on Saturday (4th March, 15:00 GMT).

Lokonga Aims To Build On Liverpool Display

“I believe the way we need to look at it is we need to build on it, because we had some really fantastic moments in the game,” the midfielder said. “It was a good point. We must learn to take use of our one chance and set goals.

“This is how it is. JP [Mateta] produced some excellent stuff. He aided us and played a really solid game. To make other teams make mistakes, we need to have more opportunities like these.

“I believe it begins throughout training. We must take advantage of our opportunities to score. We’ll start with training, and since we use the same ones in games, it will be simple.

It was up to me and Cheick to attempt to dodge their guys and get on the ball between the lines since we knew Liverpool had really good players there. I believe we performed pretty well.

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