Mikel Arteta has hailed Jurgen Klopp’s ‘remarkable’ work at Liverpool and admits Arsenal must show ‘courage’ to win at Anfield this weekend.
Arsenal travel to face Liverpool on Sunday, as the Gunners look to continue their push towards the Premier League title. Arteta’s side are in pursuit of an eighth consecutive league win, against a Liverpool team who have endured a difficult campaign to date.
Liverpool are eighth in the Premier League table, a drop-off in performance having accumulated 90+ points in three of the last four Premier League seasons, including during the club’s 2019/20 title-winning campaign.
Arteta believes the Reds’ struggles emphasise how difficult it is to maintain success, but hailed the work of Jurgen Klopp as ‘remarkable’.
“It shows the difficulty of being at the top and transforming a football club,” he said at his pre-match press conference.
“It shows how hard it is to maintain that. We’ve all had difficult moments. What they have done at the club is remarkable.”
Arsenal will be looking to end a poor recent record in this fixture, having not won at Anfield since 2012.
The Gunners have lost their last six league fixtures at Liverpool, with Arteta infamously using the bizarre tactic of training with “You’ll Never Walk Alone” played through speakers in preparation for last season’s 4-0 defeat.
Arteta does not believe the club’s record at Anfield will affect his players’ approach however, but admits Arsenal must play with ‘courage’ this weekend.
“It’s a different group coming from a different position. What we need to have is courage.”
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