Nathaniel Clyne on challenges Liverpool face against Arsenal

Nathaniel Clyne

Liverpool travel to Arsenal where they have only won once since the Emirates Stadium opened as they look to maintain their 100% start to the season.

Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne has said the Reds are going to have to be on the top of their game when they travel to the Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal tonight. 

The Reds carry a 100 percent record having won both of their opening two games 1-0, and Clyne is aware that Liverpool face a huge challenge in their first big test of their credentials as they look to preserve both records.

Clyne told the Liverpool website: “You know how they play – their movement, how they take on players and the positions they take up – so you’re not surprised.

“We know Arsenal’s quality in attack – their team has a lot of star players who can cause problems. We’re going to have to be on the top of our game to try to stop them.

“If you can keep a clean sheet you have always got a chance of picking up maximum points, especially with the players that we’ve got up front.

“We’ve got players that can produce a goal out of nothing. We’re going to try to go there and take the game to them and try to win.”

Liverpool have extra motivation of at least coming away with something to show for their efforts at the Emirates Stadium having only won at the ground once, and will try to recover from last season's very disappointing 4-1 defeat. 

It will be huge for the Reds if they can somehow get a win under their belt at Arsenal, who will be under some pressure themselves at home following their opening day defeat to West Ham United, but replied with a very good attacking performance against Crystal Palace which could've seen the Gunners out of sight in the early stages.

Several times in recent years the Reds have been overwhelmed by Arsenal and not been able to really get in the game. They will no doubt look to keep things compact in the early stages, but Clyne's comments show something of a confidence that they feel they can pinch a win this evening, but they are going to have to work very hard to ensure they are in a position to do so.

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