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Liverpool goalscorer Joel Matip hints at Arsenal’s defensive approach

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Liverpool defender Joel Matip gave his opinions on Arsenal, following his side’s 3-1 dismantling of the London club.

According to Football.London, Joel Matip gave his assessment of Arsenal’s approach after the game… Adding some comments that may upset Arsenal supporters.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – AUGUST 24: Joel Matip of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Arsenal FC at Anfield on August 24, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

“It was a tough game, they played some good counter attacks, but a lot of time we were quite good.”

“If a team with these types of players and this quality is standing on their own box with eight players. I think that’s hard for every team, you need some time to get some spaces.

“They were so quick. With this pace, you cannot defend every situation, but there were a lot of moments where we did it okay. Of course we had to be patient, if you give a team like this so much space it will be really difficult.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – AUGUST 24: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates with Virgil van Dijk after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Arsenal FC at Anfield on August 24, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Matip’s comments come after his Liverpool side not only won 3-1, but controlled long periods of the game. Matip scoring the opener and Mohammed Salah grabbing himself a brace, to round off the scoring.

Regardless of the result and performance however, Arsenal fans may not take too kindly to Joel Matip calling-out their defensive style of play.

 

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