“They set the bar and they’re probably the best standard that the Premier League has seen in many years. This is where we have to get and obviously we’re still a long way from getting there.”
These are the words of Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta after his side suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Jurgen Klopp’s men at Anfield on Monday evening.
According to Arteta, Liverpool are the best team in England but says their success didn’t come overnight and Arsenal have lots of work to do in order to reach those high standards.
“We are in a different journey to Liverpool. They’ve been together for five years and they weren’t able to do what they’ve done tonight two or three years ago, that’s for sure,” he said.
German coach Klopp took over at Liverpool for the 2015/16 campaign and has improved the side, winning the UEFA Champions League in 2018/19 followed by the League title last season.
“They [Liverpool] have a lot of good work, a lot of belief in the way they play, great recruitment and they’ve improved the players that they have. This is what we have to try to do,” concluded the Gunners mentor.
Arteta has also enjoyed some success since his appointment last season as he clinched the FA Cup, beating rivals Chelsea in the final.
Arsenal and Liverpool meet for the second time in a week in the League Cup on Thursday.
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By FARPost Reporter