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Ceballos In Awe Of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool After Anfield Defeat.
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Ceballos In Awe Of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool After Anfield Defeat.

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Arsenal's Dani Ceballos has made a huge claim about Liverpool following the suffocating 3-1 defeat suffered by his team at Anfield in August.

The midfielder who is on-loan at Arsenal from Real Madrid was left in awe of Liverpool's high-pressing prowess which left him and his team mates struggling.

A Joel Matip header in the first half and two strikes by Mohamed Salah before Torriera's late consolation gave the Reds all three points when the Gunners traveled to Merseyside.

Ceballos was substituted in the second half input that was after the European champions had made a big impression on him.

"I've never seen anything like what I saw at Anfield," the 23-year-old told the Guardian .

"I haven't seen a team that plays better, that presses like them, the way the fans carry them along.

“They take the air from you. You spend so much time defending and when you want to do something with the ball, when you want to breathe, they're back on top of you. They're very well-drilled."

Ceballos In Awe Of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool After Anfield Defeat.

The Spainiad acknowledges the gap between the Gunners and Liverpool but says he is confident that Unai Emery can do the same job in North London.

“We can’t compare it at the moment,” he continued. “We’re working on some similar things, but Jurgen Klopp arrived at Liverpool in 2015. Unai came last season.

“Arsenal finished a point short of the Champions League and a small step from winning the Europa League; his arrival will be positive. In a few years Arsenal will be in the top 10 teams globally, competing for everything.”

Ceballos has been an instant hit at Arsenal and he cited Emery’s faith in him as one of the things inspiring his good start even though he knows there's still room for improvement.

“I have a big margin for improvement; with experience I can. Unai clearly has faith in me: he’s the one who called and told me to come to Arsenal, because I’d have a prominent role and would like his idea of playing.

“It’s the league with the highest standard, the biggest demands. I have to adapt,” he concluded.