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Jurgen Klopp delighted Arsenal’s only big chance came from Liverpool mistake


Aubameyang registered a blank against Liverpool (Picture: Getty)

Jurgen Klopp has raved about his side’s defensive prowess after Arsenal struggled to create clear-cut chances against the Reds.

Liverpool registered a comfortable 3-1 win over Arsenal over the weekend, with Mohamed Salah scoring a brace after Joel Matip’s opener.

Lucas Torreira grabbed a consolation goal for Arsenal and Klopp heaped praise on his team’s defensive effort up against the likes of Nicolas Pepe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – who were backed to wreak havoc on Liverpool’s highline.

‘It was all around a really good performance and Joel [Matip], for sure it was his best game of the season,’ he told the club website.

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‘People spoke about our defending. We work on our defending but not in the way people probably expected.

‘It’s not about the last line; it’s a common thing, defending in the Premier League doesn’t work if you talk to [each individual player] and tell him, ‘We have to do this and that differently.’

‘We worked really hard now on that, of course, like we always do but this week we had the time to do it.

Pepe was starting his first game for Liverpool (Picture: Getty)

‘From a defending point of view, it was for sure the best game, against an incredible threat.

‘One chip in behind, like the chance [for Pepe in the first half] was pretty much – it was not even a good pass, Hendo [Henderson] missed the ball – then they had the big chance and we needed Adrian to save us, very good again.

‘But apart from that, we really defended really well. The goal happened when everybody was in the box, that’s nothing to do with defending.

‘As we say in Germany, it was “I have him, you can take him”, but at the end nobody has the guy. I’m really overly happy.’

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