Klopp on mind games: ‘That is not the Emery I know’

Jurgen Klopp doubts Unai Emery meant to play mind games when commenting on Liverpool’s form in the Premier League.

The Arsenal manager said at his pre-match press conference that the Reds could replicate what the Gunners did in 2003-04 and go the whole season unbeaten

Liverpool host Emery’s men at Anfield on Saturday as they look to maintain their six-point lead at the summit of the Premier League.

And Klopp doesn’t think Emery meant to try and use the comments to get a psychological advantage over Liverpool.

“That is not the Unai Emery I know,” Klopp says. “This is not them waving the white flag. It will be a really tough game. We are focused on ourselves.”

On Arsenal, Klopp added: “We were not as good as we can be defending-wise. I think it was in the period of the Napoli game when we didn’t do too well. We needed this couple of weeks for adjusting a few things. We did that.

“They are good, strong with the ball and very lively. Their counter-attacks are crazy-quick. Aubameyang and Lacazette are a good strike two. Outstanding strikers up front, quick on the wings, a really good team.”

 

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