Wijnaldum seals Liverpool win over Arsenal


If Liverpool could be more consistent against the teams in the bottom half of the table, they really would be a force to be reckoned with.

Arsenal lost the game 3-1 with Sanchez making an appearance as a second-half substitute and providing the assist for Danny Welbeck's goal.

It would be stretching things to suggest that Liverpool were there for the taking - they rarely are against any of the better Premier League teams - but the opportunity existed for Arsenal to add to the doubts in their minds that will have existed since Leicester City pummelled them. We had hard words after the defeat at Leicester.

Klopp has not been helped by a lack of stability in central defence, with Dejan Lovren absent for the last month with a knee injury.

"Nobody told me in this club: 'Stop, that is too much money.' It was always because we were convinced about the player, the situation". If you drop off a little in the belief side it can look like the players don't want to fight, but I 100 per cent believe these players want to fight and want to win. For Coquelin, it was yet another miserable game as he hardly had any impact on the game.

"And then if you asked me on Friday, (I would have said) "yes we can".

"When you've got a player of the calibre whatever is happening behind the scenes, he's got to play because he can influence games".

France global Alexandre Lacazette is another player who has been linked with the Gunners on a few occasions, and those rumours are sure to resurface as the season draws to a close. "But we have to work on it, first of all we have to feel like it is possible".

He said: "The whole week [coming] is different". The Arsenal manager revealed prior to the match that it was a tactical decision to drop Sanchez as he wanted to be more direct and win a lot of aerial balls against the Reds. The likeliest man to condemn Bayern to defeat over 90 minutes, if not 180, is Alexis Sanchez.

Klopp is candid that disappointing results affect his players' spirits more than positive ones.

Third-placed Manchester City, who are a point behind Spurs, should pick up another three points when they travel to bottom side Sunderland also on Sunday.

Let us know your thoughts as our two writers discuss the topic. But it was not like this. At this point, it does not seem like Wenger's Arsenal career will end with a fairy tale moment. Most of the info, you don't like.

"We have to have a good run and be confident we can finish in one of the spots".

Despite his concerns, Klopp is sure of unity. "The decision will depend completely on Arsenal Football Club". Since the overriding narrative surrounding the Gunners is "same old story", maybe we should just come to expect them to kick into gear again. I understand this, it is our aim.

We backed Dortmund to win last weekend and they duly obliged with an emphatic 3-0 win at Freiburg.

"That's where we want to go".