Arsene Wenger praises Anfield faithful ahead of Sunday's showdown.


The Arsenal boss admits he has huge respect for Liverpool fans ahead of their Premier League clash with the Merseyside club on Sunday.

The Gunners head to Liverpool and will definitely be looking for three points as they try to climb up the league table. They will not want a repeat of last season's 5-1 defeat to Brendan Rodgers' side at Anfield.

All in all, Arsene Wenger praised the Anfield supporters as he admires the kind of atmosphere they create when opposing teams arrive at their stadium.

“There’s a special atmosphere,” said Wenger as quoted by The Sport Review. “I have a lot of respect for the crowd at Liverpool because they stand behind their team.

“I remember one day we were leading 5-1 at Anfield and they were chanting ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’. It’s one of the few grounds in the world where you can see that.

“There’s a special combination of knowledge of the game at Liverpool and of support of their team. I have a huge respect for that.”

Regardless of Liverpool's disappointing start to the season, Wenger reckons the match with be a tough one as Brendan Rodgers' men will test them in all departments.

“Liverpool are always very strong at home,” the Frenchman said. “That’s why we want to continue to be faithful to our philosophy and play our game – but as well be solid defensively.

“Liverpool last year scored over 100 goals, they were very good going forward. This season they’ve scored 19 I think until now so they are not on the same trend offensively.”

Written by Thinkfootballideas staff


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