Liverpool defender Matip on why Arsenal were "really difficult" to play against.

Matip is looking forward to the game.

Joel Matip expressed his delight at Liverpool’s 3-1 victory against Arsenal at Anfield last weekend, and he also gave his thoughts on the north London side’s approach to the game.

The Reds defender, who broke the deadlock before Mohamed Salah scored a brace on the day, said Unai Emery’s side were "really difficult" to play against because ‘they were standing with two deep rows’.

Speaking to the club's official website, the Cameroon international said: "We tried it over 90 minutes to come through. We had to be patient and the result was good, we won at home against Arsenal, that's always good.

"They were standing with two deep rows and with their speed in the front it was really difficult to come through, because they were standing by their own box. But in the end it worked.

"We tried to push but it was not easy to come through. We did it not too bad but against a high-quality team like this it's hard for every team.

"[Our confidence is] not bad, but everybody knows it's so early in the season so we are just looking forward to the next game and then we will see."

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