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Jurgen Klopp delivers brutally honest reaction to Liverpool facing Man City next after Arsenal loss

Jurgen Klopp delivers brutally honest reaction to Liverpool facing Man City next after Arsenal loss

Following Liverpool’s 3-2 defeat at Arsenal on Sunday evening, Jurgen Klopp delivered a brutally honest response when asked about facing Manchester City in their next Premier League game.

The Reds came second best at the Emirates Stadium, where Mikel Arteta’s side earned a crucial three points thanks to a brace from Bukayo Saka and a fine strike from Gabriel Martinelli.

Darwin Nunez and Roberto Firmino scored for Klopp’s side as they suffered their second league defeat of the season, leaving them winless in three league games.

Liverpool’s afternoon took a turn for the worse when Klopp revealed Trent Alexander-Arnold and Luis Diaz were injured during the game, with the Reds manager confirming “it doesn’t look good” for the pair.

Although he did not specify the duration of the two injuries, Klopp will be concerned that the duo will miss the crucial match against City with just a week to go.

Apart from facing an in-form Arsenal, it doesn’t get much tougher than facing City, who are currently the only unbeaten team in the top divisions of English football.

City has won seven of their first nine league games, while drawing the other two.

When asked about playing Guardiola’s team, Klopp responded bluntly: “Is that the perfect opponent for finding confidence back? Probably not.”

City also has one of Europe’s best finishers in Erling Haaland, who scored 20 goals in his first 12 games with the club.

He has three Premier League hat-tricks and shows no signs of slowing down, while Phil Foden and Kevin de Bruyne are working their magic in an in-form City side.

The Reds haven’t won in the Premier League since August, when they defeated Newcastle United 2-1, following a 9-0 thrashing of Bournemouth.

Their performance at Arsenal exemplified a team lacking confidence, which was evident within the first few minutes against Arsenal when they conceded the first goal.

The Gunners got off to a fast start, taking the lead after just two minutes when Martinelli coolly slotted home the opener.

Liverpool fought back well after falling behind and leveled on the half-hour mark when Nunez tucked home from close range after an excellent delivery from Diaz.

However, Arteta’s team regained the lead on the stroke of half-time when Martinelli’s cross found Saka at the back post and he finished the job, stroking into an empty net.

The Reds equalized for the second time in the 53rd minute when Roberto Firmino finished off a fine move to send the away end into a frenzy.

A tumultuous evening at the Emirates didn’t end there, as Arsenal won it through Saka’s penalty, dropping the Reds to 10th in the Premier League after only two wins in their first eight games.

Jurgen Klopp delivers brutally honest reaction to Liverpool facing Man City next after Arsenal loss

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