‘Amazing’ signings make Arsenal title contenders – Klopp

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Arsenal have become genuine title contenders following the recruitment of “amazing” new players.The only two teams boasting 100 per cent Premier League records this season square off in a tantalising encounter at Anfield on Saturday.Gunners boss Unai Emery could mark the occasion with a first start for club-record signing Nicolas Pepe, having handed home debuts to David Luiz and the impressive Dani Ceballos in last weekend’s 2-1 win over Burnley. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Kieran Tierney and young forward Gabriel Martinelli have also joined the north London side, leaving Klopp with “zero doubt” that Arsenal are stronger than last season.”They have recruited amazing talent this summer,” Klopp wrote in Liverpool’s official matchday programme. Based in the UK? Grab a Sky Sports Day Pass for just £8.99!”It’s one of the reasons why I haven’t liked the ‘external’ focus in pre-season being on just a couple of clubs contesting for honours this season.”To me this made no sense at all. It’s a complete nonsense if you don’t view this Arsenal, with this manager, as being one of the best teams in the country.”They have everything required to go the distance and I think it’s why we are in for such an exciting season in the Premier League.”The good news for me and the staff here at Liverpool is that our players do not need reminding today that they face a world-class opponent.”Arsenal finished fifth last season, 27 points adrift of runners-up Liverpool.The Reds commenced the new campaign with a 4-1 win over Norwich City followed by a 2-1 victory at Southampton.The Gunners enjoyed a strong start to last season – their first under Emery – recovering from defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea to mount a winning spree that looked to have put them in title contention deep into the autumn.They put in a spirited performance against Liverpool at the Emirates in November to earn a 1-1 draw, leading many criticis to concede that the team had shed some of the vulnerability that had dogged them under Arsene Wenger. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

‘You’ll never walk alone,’ Twitter celebrates Liverpool’s Champions League victory

first_img India Today Web Desk MadridJune 2, 2019UPDATED: June 2, 2019 10:24 IST Liverpool won the Champions League final 2-0 over Tottenham. (Twitter/@LFC)HIGHLIGHTSLiverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 to win the Champions League 2018-19 finalMohamed Salah and Divock Origi scored goals for LiverpoolIt was Liverpool’s 6th sixth European Cup triumphLiverpool ended an incredible season by winning Europe’s biggest prize after beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in Saturday’s all-English Champions League final, earning sweet redemption after agonisingly missing out on the Premier League title.Liverpool, who missed out on the Premier League title to Manchester City by one point, did not produce their usual whirlwind attacking game but Salah’s debatable penalty and Origi’s arrowed finish sealed a sixth European Cup triumph.For Liverpool, it was just reward for a campaign, in Europe and at home, that has highlighted why the recruitment of Klopp in 2015 was such a wise move by the American-owned club.Liverpool’s victory was widely celebrated on Twitter.YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE #WEARELIVERPOOL CONGRATULATIONS MEN AND ANYONE THAT HAS ANY AFFILIATION WITH THE CLUB!! @LFCLeBron James (@KingJames) June 1, 2019A moment we’ll never forget.#SixTimespic.twitter.com/7L5Xv1qstWLiverpool FC (@LFC) June 1, 2019This Picture says everything #Liverpool pic.twitter.com/aUOaKPfkivLokesh | #RG19 (@its_me_lokey) June 2, 2019Totally in love #UCLfinal pic.twitter.com/ditOnZpHQC#UCLfinal (@ChampionsLeague) June 1, 2019At least we can say we lost to this year’s best team. Congrats, @LFCFC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) June 1, 2019Congratulations, @LFC, on winning another @ChampionsLeague title. pic.twitter.com/z8vKbhoVn8FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) June 1, 2019″I am so happy for the boys all these people, and my family. They suffer for me, they deserve it more than anybody,” Klopp said after his team’s win.”Did you ever see a team like this, fighting with no fuel in the tank? And we have a keeper who makes difficult things look easy. It is the best night of our professional lives.advertisementAlso Read | Champions League glory impossible without Klopp, says HendersonAlso Read | Champions League Final: Liverpool win 6th title after Salah, Origi heroicsAlso See(With inputs from Reuters)For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Champions League 2018-19 finalFollow Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur ‘You’ll never walk alone,’ Twitter celebrates Liverpool’s Champions League victoryChampions League 2018-19 Final: Liverpool, who missed out on the Premier League title, defeated Tottenham to lift their 6th Champions League trophyadvertisement Nextlast_img read more