He added: “Liverpool face an Arsenal team that still has more questions than answers about it”.
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With Sanchez comes both goal scoring efficiency and creativity, and if Wenger can deploy a front three of Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and record signing Alexandre Lacazette, there’s plenty that can cause the Liverpool defence problems.
That is why Koscielny could arguably be more important to this game than either Sanchez or Coutinho, much as so much of the focus will be on them.
Huddersfield was expected to be a relegation candidate in its first season in the top flight for 45 years, but is already six points closer to survival after wins at Crystal Palace and at home to Newcastle.
“Like past year, they will be better against the good teams who do not change their style of play just because it is Liverpool”, he said on the BBC Sport website.
The same story says that Klopp was pictured embracing Demirbay following Liverpool’s 6-3 aggregate victory over Hoffenheim in the Champions League play-off round last week.
“It is the first game we lost since the beginning of April and we feel we should have largely won this game. Now we play Arsenal and that’s the situation”. We have the tactical tools to make it more hard. In the last ten games in all competitions between the two sides, there have been four draws, but only one was a 0-0 draw.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will be sweating over the fitness of Trent Alexander-Arnold. Youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold has also emerged as a real prospect, which has allowed James Milner to move back into midfield.
Illness prevented Sanchez from taking part in the Emirates Cup and the playmaker sustained an injury upon his return to the English capital. Given that Arsenal could potentially receive 60 million pounds ($77 million) for Sanchez if the club opted to sell him, it’s a big call by Wenger.
“He [Sánchez] loves to play so much that is sometimes hard to stop him but he looks absolutely ready”, Wenger said.
Craig Burley doesn’t think Arsenal have enough depth to prioritise the Premier League and still focus strongly on UEL play. “His interest is to do well”.
“Personally I want him to commit to the club and be one of the carriers of the values of our team”. He now arrives at a stage of 28, 29 and looks at the quality of his contract.
“So you don’t have to think too much about the quality of them, we have the tactical skills, or tools, to make it more hard, and that’s the first job to do”. I think Jose thinks they still have work to do. Laurent Koscielny is available again having served the three game suspension following his sending off at Everton at the end of last season, while Alexis Sanchez is ready to play after a late return from his summer exertions having recovered from an abdominal strain. With financial fair play, unfortunately we haven’t got millions and millions to spend so I’ve got to be a little bit prudent, see what we can do and try and balance the books.
At that point it was not known whether Wenger would stay on but Klopp is delighted that he did so and can pit his wits against him at Anfield once more this weekend. He’s a very quiet guy but sometimes he can get rushed. “But in this case he didn’t”.