Arsenal and Liverpool will battle at the Emirates on sunday, August 14th 2016 in what promises to be a pulsating match.
So it is no surprise that Liverpool’s boss Jurgen Klopp has taunted his sunday rival, suggesting they have adopted a more direct style.
Even though Arsene Wenger’s team are known to prefer to hold on to the ball and reluctant to shoot, Klopp believes the 2016 Arsenal team are more straightforward in their style of play.
“I think everyone who saw the game saw the difference between this game and all the other Arsenal games,” he said in a press conference, referring to the team’s 3-3 draw in 2015-16.
“But in the last few years Arsenal had a more direct style. They have only good football players but at the end they don’t use all of them in each build up or each offensive movement – it is a myth.
“It is definitely a plan and they want to win games.”
“Arsenal is usually a football playing team but last time against us there was a lot of long balls and always to Olivier Giroud,” he explained.
“The second ball was to Ozil, they caused us a lot of problems in this game. That was a big threat on that day.
“We knew about it because a lot of teams chose this way against us so it we could have defended better.
“It was not about what they did, it was about how they did it because it was with the highest quality how Giroud and Mesut Ozil, especially, on this day performed.”
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