Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool can beat Arsenal this weekend

Jurgen Klopp has faith in Liverpool’s record at Anfield and hinted his side could overcome Arsenal on Sunday.

Liverpool are having a season to forget after dropping two more points in their hunt for a top-four finish. Some dreadful results during the campaign have put them outsiders to finish in the Champions League places. Jurgen Klopp knows the uphill task ahead, but there’s still a slim chance of making an effort.

Since that smashing 7-0 win over Manchester United at home, Liverpool have gone on to lose their next three games. The latest defeat came against Manchester City at the Etihad, followed by a dull draw away to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The two dropped points would have hurt their chances of a top-four finish. Having played 28 games, Liverpool have accumulated 43 points and remains 7 points behind fourth-placed Tottenham in the standings. They next face Arsenal at Anfield, and Klopp was optimistic about meeting the league leaders.

Liverpool may have the third-best home record owing to their defensive record at the venue. They have conceded nine goals in 13 games while scoring 34 times and losing only once. Those away games are where they have lost the most points this season.

However, there are some questionable results at Anfield this season despite the lone loss to Leeds United. Draws against Chelsea, Brighton and Everton have raised doubts about the venue’s absolute solidity. Yet, Klopp insisted Anfield awaits this monumental fixture.

Klopp hinted that Liverpool could beat Mikel Arteta’s title-chasing Gunners at Anfield. His comments in the media appeared on The Metro, where the Merseyside boss kept faith in their home form.

Klopp said, “The next game is Arsenal. I don’t know exactly where Arsenal were last year, but they are now obviously flying, in incredible shape, play super football; honestly, that is really good to watch.”

“But we are there, it is a home game and our home record is not as bad as the away record. It means I am really looking forward to this game now because tonight I saw a step and that’s what I wanted.”

“Now let’s carry on. Anfield is waiting for us and we want to deliver. We have another 10 games to play and the next one is Arsenal. Not the other nine, I am not interested in [those games].”

“But the next one is Arsenal, so if we are difficult to beat against Arsenal we can win this game. If not, Arsenal will just go over us and then we will see.”

Arsenal are currently on an incredible seven-game winning run in the Premier League. They also boast the best away record in the division and will want to break their Anfield hoodoo, where they haven’t won since 2012.

Arteta hopes to continue their winning run in the league and keep their momentum in the title chase. A win at Anfield seems imperative from Arsenal’s perspective, but the venue has recently been a tough place for any side to get a positive result.

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