They will bombard our defensive line, then we must anticipate and strengthen it."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The head coach of Indonesia XI team Jacksen F Tiago is to focus to improves his team`s defensive line before facing Britain`s giant, Liverpool FC in Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta, next Saturday.

It is done to anticipate the attack of the British team dubbed as the Reds, Tiago said here on Thursday.

Furthermore the Brendan Rodgers boys usually try to give pressures from the start of the game.

"They will bombard our defensive line, then we must anticipate and strengthen it," he said.

The Brazilian gaffer also said that he will try to fix some weaknesses that were shown when they drowned 0-7 by another English Premier League club, Arsenal.

"The players watched the footage from Arsenal`s game, so they should have know what to do," he said.

Tiago also calls up some new players such as Fachruddin to strengthen the defensive line. Fachruddin will join the other defensive players such as Ruben Sanadi, Victor Iqbonefo, M. Roby, and Hasim Kipuw.

The Indonesia XI is to get defensive line a boost considering the new call ups such as two defensive midfielder Ahmad Bustomi and Taufiq. Meanwhile a rising star Bayu Gatra also joined the team.

On the attacking line, Tiago will have the option to deploy Boaz Solossa, Sergio van Dijk and Ferdinand Sinaga, with van Dijk playing the target man role.

"All the players are ready. Everybody ask what we are going to do, more defense or attack, we said let us see. To put it simple, we will attack when we held the ball, and when we defense we will seek to held the ball again," he said.

Meanwhile, one of the Indonesia XI`s striker Ferdinand Sinaga, admitted he was ready to enter the pitch even though he has just recently come back from his long term injury.

The Persisam Samarinda`s said he will show his best.

"I will be waiting for the coach instructions. The most important thing is I am happy to be back with the national team," he said.

(Reporting by Bayu Kuncahyo/G006/A014)

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