Ahead of Sunday’s crunch Premier League tie, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that Arsenal is a joy to watch at the moment.
League leaders Arsenal will travel to Anfield on Sunday to face top four chasing Liverpool in what will be a crucial match for Mikel Arteta in his bid to win the Premier League.
The Gunners have suffered humiliating defeats to Liverpool in the past seasons and announced their intentions earlier in the season when they beat the Reds 3-2 at the Emirates to end a run of eight matches without a win against the Merseysiders.
Arsenal are on an impressive run, winning the last seven matches in the Premier League to help them open an eight points lead at the top of the table. While Liverpool have suffered inconsistencies throughout the season, winning none of their last five matches in all competition.
When asked about Arsenal in his pre match conference, the Liverpool boss says that Mikel Arteta is building an impressive team that are fun to watch.
“It’s obvious it’s a different team, clear,” Klopp said on Thursday. “Mikel has been building this team for a few years now and obviously the outcome is pretty impressive. The way they play is fun to watch, to be honest, it’s super-lively, really good football, top players on the pitch, good match plans.
“It’s not exactly what you can say about us in the moment, so that shows you what the situation is. But at least for a while we can mention, again, it’s Anfield. So, we are at home and still have to show reaction after reaction after reaction – we have to – and improvement. That’s what we will absolutely try on Sunday.”
Liverpool have been very good at home this season, losing only to Leeds United in the league in a surprise 2-1 defeat in October 2022. They have won nine of the thirteen matches at Anfield with three draws, scoring 34 times while conceding nine times.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are the best team away from home this season, losing twice to Manchester United and Everton. They’ve scored a league high 28 times on the road, conceding just 9.
The game will kick off at 4.30pm BST.