‘Let’s give it a try’ – Liverpool boss issues warning to Arsenal ahead of crunch clash

By on February 3, 2024

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Jurgen Klopp, via Liverpool’s website, has issued a warning to his opponents this weekend, Arsenal. What did he say?

Well, before we get into his “threats,” can we agree that the biggest game in European football this weekend is definitely Arsenal vs. Liverpool? That’s the game that every football fan would want to watch, if not just to see the scores later after full time and see how it impacts the title race.

Arsenal fans anticipate Mikel Arteta and his teammates to finally beat the Reds this season after failing to do so in their last two meetings: drawing in the league at Anfield and losing in the FA Cup at the Emirates. As Gooners expect their club to dispatch the table-toppers, Jurgen Klopp has sent a caution to them.

What has Jurgen Klopp said?

The Liverpool manager knows they may hamper the Gunners’ title prospects this Sunday, considering that Arsenal are already 5 points behind the league leaders and cannot afford to see that gap widen, which is what he wants because he knows Manchester City would also benefit if they dropped points.

“It’s good, but you cannot really add that on. Shall I go to the boys in the dressing room and say, ‘If we win against Arsenal, we are eight points between us and them…’? Everybody knows that. If we lose, ‘We are still two points ahead, but then City are the big winner of a game they are not even involved in,” said Klopp.

The Liverpool boss also expects his team to go into that game and demonstrate what they’ve learned from previous meetings with Arsenal, use that as well as the improvements they’ve made recently, in order to be strong enough for an Arsenal side he labels “more difficult.”

“That’s outside talk and fine. Inside, we just focus on the game, on the things we have to do, improve on the games we played against them, learn from the games we played against them—because they are really good, they ask for a lot—and try to win. That’s all. It is difficult enough anyway, and at Arsenal it is probably more difficult anyway, but we are in a good moment, and we should use that as well. The things we did well recently, we should pack into this game as well, so let’s give it a try,” added Klopp.

That being said, Arsenal just needs to be full of confidence heading into the game against Liverpool. The game will be contested at the Emirates; they appear to have shed their dismal form from before the mid-season break and are in a position to emulate Manchester City’s famed winning streak, which saw the Citizens run away with the league title.

Arsenal’s biggest weakness this season has been their inability to capitalise on opportunities; if they can just be clinical against Liverpool and keep their defence on alert, the Reds will leave North London with a big loss, which could have a significant impact on the 2023–24 Premier League title race.

One Comment

  1. George Ukazu

    February 3, 2024 at 8:29 pm

    Arsenal should try not to be under pressure and a good team work are required from Bukayo Saka, Martinneli and Martin Ordegaide then Declan Rice and Smith Rowe in the midfield Saliba Gabriel Marhalen Ben White in Zenchenko I will prefer another player there because against Liverpool he has not played well previously it’s like they know his weakness so he is the only player I can single out against Liverpool and we need a pace player for me instead of him Saka can be deployed at Left back while we play Martinalle,Gabriel Jesus, Reise Nelson then Ordegaide as we progress both Zenchenko, Trossard and Eddie Nketiah and Hartve can come in to add solidity by then we might have done the job orif Smith Rowe is playing then Zenchenko can play as a number 3 without moving to the midfield Arteta over to you.

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