Broxham says Melbourne won’t park the bus against Liverpool.
Melbourne Victory midfielder Leigh Broxham has assured fans that they will attack Liverpool in next Wednesday’s friendly meeting.
The A-League side take on Brendan Rodgers’ men at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in front of an expected crowd of 95,000 in seven days time, in what will be the second fixture of the Premier League sides pre-season tour of Asia.
Melbourne, meanwhile, secured a 1-0 friendly win over Victorian Premier League side Port Melbourne on Tuesday night, thanks to a goal from Jason Geria, and Broxham was elated by the smooth passing style of football on show despite having several key players missing.
And he has called for that approach to be replicated when they entertain Liverpool.
“It was a step in the right direction,” he told Fox Sports.
“We tweaked our game plan slightly for the game against Liverpool and we obviously need to do that with the personnel we’ve got with the boys being away with the national team.
“We changed a few things which seemed to work well,”
The 25-year-old, who has spent his entire professional career with Victory, did concede that the attacking system will be tinkered with to nullify the threat posed by the Reds further up the field, especially after the news that Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez were included in the tour squad.
“Our game plan will be similar in terms of attacking the way that we want to, it’ll just be tweaked a little bit defensively, to be a bit more compact,” Broxham added.
“We’ve just got to pick our times about when is best to press and things like that.”
A meeting with an Indonesian XI precedes Liverpool’s trip Down Under as they prepare for the 2013/14 campaign.