Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits he ‘really loves’ Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal squad

first_img Writing in his matchday column ahead of Liverpool’s EFL Cup clash against Arsenal, Klopp said: ‘Tonight will be hard – super hard.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Again, without sounding like an Arsenal fan, I really love their squad and I love what they do at the moment. Comment Read More Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he ‘loves’ Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal squad (Pictures: Getty)Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he ‘really loves’ Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal squad.The Premier League champions beat Arsenal 3-1 in the Premier League on Monday and face the Gunners again on Thursday night in the Carabao Cup.While Liverpool have been the dominant team in England over the past 18 months, Arsenal continue to improve under Arteta, who replaced Unai Emery in the Emirates hot-seat last December.Arsenal finished only eighth last season but ended the campaign by winning the FA Cup, and started the 2020-21 season by beating Liverpool in the Community Shield.ADVERTISEMENT Read More Coming Next Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Advertisement SPONSORED Top articles / Skip Ad Read More by Metro Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling center_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 1 Oct 2020 9:31 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.6kShares Full Screen Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits he ‘really loves’ Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal squad Klopp speaks after his Liverpool side beat Arsenal 3-1To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:20FullscreenKlopp speaks after his Liverpool side beat Arsenal 3-1https://metro.co.uk/video/klopp-speaks-liverpool-beat-arsenal-3-1-2258962/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘But I love us more. I love what we do. I love what we stand for and how we approach our work. I love the humility of our approach and our commitment to be better in each given moment.’Klopp also insisted that any changes he makes for the cup clash are not an indication of where the competition sits in his list of priorities.Liverpool fielded a much-changed team when they faced Arsenal in this round of the tournament last season, with the Reds winning on penalties after the match ended 5-5.Klopp added: ‘Last season in the same competition we produced a game that will be spoken about for a long time, I’m sure.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I know as a coach you are supposed to be, what is the English phrase, “tearing your hair out” when your team concedes that many goals. But on the night, I Ioved the performance from our boys. I loved our energy and the endeavour.‘It is not a case of treating certain competitions as priorities over others. It’s about managing the situation, the circumstances and the squad.‘I have over 20 players for each match who, in my opinion, are good enough and have earned the right to play. But the rules mean I can only pick 11 to start each time. Read More Video Settings About Connatix V67539 Arteta reflects after Arsenal are beaten 3-1 by LiverpoolTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:14FullscreenArteta reflects after Arsenal are beaten 3-1 by Liverpoolhttps://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-reflects-arsenal-beaten-3-1-liverpool-2258966/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘This is the hardest part of management when you are blessed to have such an incredible group of players.‘It is likely we will make changes this evening but I hate that this is perceived in a way that certain games matter more than others. This game tonight matters like you wouldn’t believe.‘We want to win it with all we have. But the situation and circumstances cannot be ignored.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Michael Owen makes Liverpool v Arsenal prediction ahead of EFL Cup clashMORE: Ian Wright tells Mikel Arteta to play Dani Ceballos in new position at Arsenal Skip 1 min. story 1/1 PLAY Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Advertisementlast_img

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