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Jurgen Klopp Takes a Dig at Arsenal’s Style of Play in Latest Media Conference

Jurgen Klopp Takes a Dig at Arsenal’s Style of Play in Latest Media Conference

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has taken a dig at Arsenal‘s playing style during his latest media conference this afternoon, by making a reference to striker Oliver Giroud.

Klopp’s Reds are due to take on the Gunners at the Emirates on Friday night in a crucial Premier League clash, which could help decided which of the two sides qualifies for the Champions League next season.

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But Klopp has perhaps stoked the flames before kick-off by claiming Arsenal are forced to divert from their usual free-flowing passing style when the play against Liverpool – and revert instead to a long-ball game.

The German coach met with the assembled media this afternoon, and speaking via the Mirror, he said: “A lot of the time against us, Giroud played from the beginning. That says a lot of Arsenal’s style against us.

“They are able to do everything.

“They can change styles, they played a lot of long balls against us.

Whoever will play, they have a strong side.”

Of course, Giroud looks unlikely to play in Friday’s game after picking up an injury in last night’s Carabao Cup win over West Ham – but does Klopp have a point about the long-balls?

Or is he just at the wind-up before a big game?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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