Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp has said that his side need to be even better than they have been in recent weeks to beat Arsenal.
The Reds are yet to lose a match in this current campaign and are looking more and more like a team capable of winning the title.
Arsenal have a new lease on life under Unai Emery, but injuries and fatigue have affected the squad as they have struggled in recent times with their last 3 games being a loss, a win and a draw.
Klopp’s side plays the Gunners at Anfield on the 29th of December and a win will keep them on course to win the Premier League while a win for Arsenal will represent further growth under Unai Emery.
“Arsenal are in a good moment; they have a fantastic team and a fantastic manager, so that will be really difficult,” Klopp told Liverpool’s official website.
“A completely different game, of course. If we let them counter-attack like we did [against Newcastle] I don’t think we have a chance because they are really strong in that. So we have to improve so many things.
“But on the other hand, we have 51 points and that’s unbelievable. We played the first part of the season unbeaten – that’s all good and we feel it, it feels really good.
“The only little problem we have is the second part of the season starts [on Saturday]. What we wanted to do when we started in the summer was to create a basis in the first part of the season for the second part.
“We’ve created that basis and now we have to work with it. What we did so far, we will do again and again and again. We’ll really be completely focused on the next game.
“We need tunnel vision, all of us, being in the situation – dig in and try to make the best of each game. Then we will see where it leads us to.”