Aly Cissokho: Liverpool can send out a message by beating Arsenal
Liverpool defender Aly Cissokho says the Reds can send out a message to their top-four rivals by beating Arsenal on Saturday
Aly Cissokho believes Liverpool could send a real message to their top-four rivals if the Reds beat Arsenal on Saturday.
Brendan Rodgers’ men are in third place and two points behind early Premier League leaders Arsenal ahead of their clash at Emirates Stadium.
And Cissokho, who joined the Reds on a season-long loan from Valencia on deadline day, wants Liverpool to pick up maximum points in north London.
“I think if we could get the three points against Arsenal it would send a strong message to the other teams in the competition,” said Cissokho.
“We’ll take it one match at a time but we have started well and we are near the top of the league, although there will be difficult matches.
“The tough ones can be against the lower teams in the league, where you might think of having a more relaxed outing.
“But if you’re setting out to qualify for the Champions League through a domestic league like the Premier League you really have to concentrate and remain serious for each match, whether it’s against a team from the lower end of the table or one right at the top.
“We’re only a couple of weeks ahead of the international break, so it would be good to take the three points at Arsenal, and look forward to the next home match and try to stay at the top of the table during the break.”