Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool must improve against Arsenal on Saturday evening – because the Gunners are very capable on the counter-attack.
The boss was unhappy with the defensive display for the first 20 minutes on Boxing Day and thinks Arsenal offer far more in attack than Newcastle can, so that must be rectified.
According to LiverpoolFC.com, he said: “A completely different game, of course. If we let them counter-attack like we did [against Newcastle] I don’t think we have a chance because they are really strong in that. We have to improve so many things.
“On the other hand, we have 51 points and that’s unbelievable. We played the first part of the season unbeaten – that’s all good and we feel it, it feels really good.”
The likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are speedy attackers who the Reds will have to keep under wraps, but having conceded just seven times in 19 matches in the Premier League this season, there is no reason that cannot be done.
If the Reds do win, there will be a 10-point gap to Manchester City in third place ahead of their clash with Southampton on Sunday afternoon.
Whatever happens, Liverpool will be top of the league when they head to the Etihad on Thursday for that mouthwatering meeting.