Jurgen Klopp warns Liverpool FC about ‘fantastic’ Arsenal
The Liverpool FC manager opens up about their upcoming clash against Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday evening
Jurgen Klopp has warned Liverpool FC that they will be facing an impressive Arsenal team at Anfield on Saturday evening.
The Merseyside outfit are looking to cement their position at the top of the Premier League table after Klopp’s men established a six-point lead over Tottenham Hotspur.
Liverpool FC have won their last six Premier League games thanks to victories over Everton, Burnley, Bournemouth, Manchester United, Wolves and Newcastle United.
Arsenal have fallen off the pace in the title race after the north London side lost to Southampton at St Mary’s as well as stalemates with Manchester United and Brighton.
The Gunners managed to go 14 games unbeaten following successive losses to Manchester City and Chelsea FC at the start of their first Premier League season under Unai Emery.
Arsenal managed to rescue a 1-1 draw with Liverpool FC at The Emirates in November after Alexandre Lacazette cancelled out James Milner’s opening goal.
Klopp’s men are unbeaten against Arsenal at Anfield since the former Borussia Dortmund head coach took over the reins in October 2015, winning two games and drawing once.
Speaking to the media conference about Liverpool FC’s clash against Arsenal, Klopp said:
“Arsenal are in a good moment; they have a fantastic team and a fantastic manager, so that will be really difficult.
“A completely different game, of course. If we let them counter-attack like we did [against Newcastle] I don’t think we have a chance because they are really strong in that. So we have to improve so many things.
“But on the other hand, we have 51 points and that’s unbelievable. We played the first part of the season unbeaten – that’s all good and we feel it, it feels really good.
“The only little problem we have is the second part of the season starts [on Saturday]. What we wanted to do when we started in the summer was to create a basis in the first part of the season for the second part.
“We’ve created that basis and now we have to work with it. What we did so far, we will do again and again and again. We’ll really be completely focused on the next game.
“We need tunnel vision, all of us, being in the situation – dig in and try to make the best of each game. Then we will see where it leads us to.”
Liverpool FC were 4-0 winners against Arsenal in the Premier League at Anfield last season thanks to goals from Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge.