Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that he wants his players to stop Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus from scoring at the Emirates Stadium in North London in the Premier League on Sunday, as quoted in The Mirror.
Klopp has raved about Jesus, who joined Arsenal from defending Premier League champions Manchester City in the summer transfer window, and is fully aware of the threat that the Brazil international striker poses for his Liverpool team today.
LIVERPOOL MANAGER JURGEN KLOPP ON ARSENAL STRIKER GABRIEL JESUS
Klopp said about Jesus: “I don’t know him on a personal basis, but I’ve always liked him as a player.
“I know City wouldn’t have sold him to any club, but with Arsenal the distance was enough, geographically.
“He’s an exceptional player, you always say that. The Gabriel Jesus role at City was a nine and a winger.
“Last year, everybody said City had no number nine. He was still there, but he played obviously from the wing and now he can play his role.”
The German added: “He’s flying in this moment, that’s clear. If you’re not playing against them, It’s easy to enjoy what he’s doing. We need to make sure he stops flying for a weekend.”
In our opinion, Gabriel Jesus is a big threat for Liverpool, and the Emirates Stadium faithful will hope that the Brazil international striker bangs in a goal or two for Arsenal in the Premier League game today.
The 25-year-old has scored five goals in eight Premier League matches so far this season.
The Brazilian star has also given three assists in those games.
Jesus’s scoring prowess and intellient movement in and around the box could be tough for Liverpool to cope, and we think that Klopp is rightly worried about the former Manchester City striker.