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Albert Sambi Lokonga has claimed that he is looking forward to playing at Liverpool this season because Anfield is a ‘big stadium’ with a ‘big fanbase’, as he told Arsenal’s official website.

The 21-year-old joined Arsenal and England’s top-flight in the summer from Belgian side Anderlecht in a £17 million deal (BBC Sport).

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Whilst Belgium’s top-tier would have provided Lokonga with the footballing education that has got him to this stage.

He would have been in for quite a shock when he first stepped foot onto English soil and playing in front of more vocal crowds.

When the technically-gifted midfielder was asked to share his thoughts on which games he is looking forward to the most this season, he didn’t hestiate to answer, as he mentioned Liverpool, which their fans will love.

“I think for me the Liverpool and Manchester United away games,” said Lokonga. “They are in big stadiums with a big fanbase, and a lot of fans around the world will be watching.

“I watch a lot of Premier League football now because I like to know a lot more about the teams we are facing.

“I knew a lot about Belgian football of course, because I watched it all the time, but I need to get to know the Premier League better.”

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Lokonga will have the chance to taste the Anfield atmosphere when Arsenal visit Merseyside for an evening clash on November 20th.

Whilst Jurgen Klopp’s side suffered a number of defeats without their fans last season, they did go a number of seasons unbeaten on home soil.

With the form Liverpool are in, at this moment in time, they will look to cause some serious havoc on an Arsenal side producing mixed results.

If Mo Salah and the Reds are at full steam next month, then it might just prove to be a difficult evening for Mikel Arteta’s players.

But there is still a lot of football to be played until then and it’s an ample chance for the Gunners to really get motoring, because they have looked rather unconvincing during the early stages of this season.

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