Klopp on Arsenal vs Liverpool: Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp took a dig at Arsenal after the game at the Emirates stadium.
The match between Arsenal and Liverpool ended in an entertaining 1-1 draw. James Milner and Alexandre Lacazette scored goals as points were shared among both the sides.
Lucas Torreira was sublime for Arsenal on the night, closing the spaces in the midfield. The Uruguayan midfielder was awarded the Man of the Match for his excellent performance throughout the match.
Arsenal, however, have now dropped to 5th position in the league after Spurs defeated Wolves 3-2 in the late night kick-off.
Jurgen Klopp, meanwhile, talked about the game, and took a slight dig at Arsenal in the post-match interview.
Jurgen Klopp on Arsenal vs Liverpool:
The Liverpool manager reflected on the game against Arsenal, stating that it was a very competitive fixture.
“It was very intense,” said Klopp. “I thought we made life a bit too easy for them.
Arsenal fans are not celebrating a draw, they’re celebrating a change in mentality and that we’re already competing only 6 mths into Emery’s reign as manager, Liverpool and Klopp have had 3 seasons, 6 transfer windows, and over £300m spent on players, pretty simple lads 🤷🏼♂️
— MR DT © (@MrDtAFC) November 3, 2018
“A point at Arsenal will always be an absolutely good result, so we take that and move on.
It was always difficult against Arsenal (before today), it was very spectacular, today was no less spectacular just with less goals than last season. I knew before it would be difficult.”
Jürgen Klopp on Emery: “I think Arsenal fans were crazy at first at not being excited with getting him. Everyone in football knows how good he is but in England, people want the poster boys.” #afc pic.twitter.com/il05kf8z3d
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) November 3, 2018
Klopp also said that Arsenal brought all their strikers on in the second half, and joked that he was waiting for van Persie and Bergkamp.
“Arsenal did it already before this year [this move] where they brought on pretty much all of their strikers. I was actually waiting for Van Persie and Bergkamp,” Klopp said.
Klopp says Fabinho still needs time to adjust to the league & it’s a fair comment, even backed up by the media. Why isn’t Fred given the same treatment? Played well in his last two games while hardly getting minutes & we have Luckhurst rating him 1/10 for yesterday’s performance.
— Aakash Bhatt (@aakashbhatt97) November 4, 2018
The Liverpool manager, however, praised Unai Emery for his work at Arsenal so far.
“I think Arsenal fans were crazy at first at not being excited with getting him. Everyone in football knows how good he is but in England, people want the poster boys.”
Unai Emery appreciation tweet. To put things into perspective, Klopp is 3 years into his project and has spent hundreds of millions. Emery has improved us significantly already. Lots more to come.
— Paddy (@VieiraPaddy) November 3, 2018
Arsenal will now return to Europa League where they take on Sporting Lisbon. The Gunners earlier registered a win over the Portuguese side in their stadium, which was Arsenal’s first win in UEFA competitions in the country.
The Gunners will then return to Premier League to face Wolverhampton Wanderers.