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Klopp: Arsenal can become challengers for the Premier League title under Mikel Arteta.

Klopp's Premier League champions play Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.

Arteta’s Gunners host Premier League champions Liverpool [Sky Sports Screen Shot]
Arteta’s Gunners host Premier League champions Liverpool [Sky Sports Screen Shot]

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits Arsenal are an exciting side and Mikel Arteta is the right coach to lead the North London club to glory again.


The German believes the Gunners can challenge for the Premier League title under the Spaniard’s leadership.


Arsenal are down in ninth in the league table and set to finish outside the top four for the fourth season in a row.

Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s league tie against the Gunners on Wednesday, Klopp said: "It looks like Arsenal will be a proper challenger again.


"Unfortunately, probably yes [they will challenge us].


"Mikel is part of very exciting new manager generation. Really exciting to watch.


"You can see the ideas, influenced by Pep [Guardiola]. Mikel would have had the same ideas when he was a player. Arsenal are a really exciting squad."


The ex-Dortmund and Mainz boss Klopp hopes his Reds finish the 2019-20 season on a high.

"When the boys were at home, they did all the necessary stuff and we have to finish this league in a busy schedule," Klopp said with three matches still to play.

"We have to make sure we bring the boys to the best possible shape every three days on the pitch. We have a very difficult schedule to finish the season.

Klopp’s Premier League champions play Arsensal at the Emirates. [Sky Sports Screen Shot]
Klopp’s Premier League champions play Arsensal at the Emirates. [Sky Sports Screen Shot]

"We had one of our better performances against Burnley. I was happy but we didn't score the goals. We have to show the attitude and desire again.


"It is a proper fight for the Champions League so playing Chelsea will be interesting. Newcastle [United] will be intense, too. I ask for consistency – performances at the highest level."




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