Martin Odegaard is confident about Arsenal overcoming Liverpool when the two sides meet at Emirates on Wednesday night.
It has always going to be a huge week for Arsenal in their hunt for a top-four spot, with Mikel Arteta’s side facing three massive games in the space of just six days.
The Gunners beat Leicester City 2-0 in the first of three matches in six days that could prove crucial to their hopes of securing a top-four finish with Thomas Partey header and Lacazette penalty enough to give Arsenal all the 3-point they deserved on Sunday.
Arsenal host Liverpool on Wednesday next in a showdown battle where they will be looking to extend the top four gap to four points.
Arsenal have only won just one PL match against Klopp, which came around in 2019/2020- when Liverpool had already won the league. (image: Getty)
Ever since Kloop’s era, Arsenal and Liverpool tie has always been men agsint boys with his side being the gaffer, weighing full measure of pain on Arsenal including a reverse meeting at Anfield in November that brought Arsenal crashing back down to earth.
This will be the fourth time these two have met this season, with the Reds boasting an aggregate lead of 6-0.
However, Arsenal playmaker Martin Odegaard is full of anticipation for the Liverpool test claiming Arsenal are ‘playing with a lot of confidence these days’.
The Norwegian playmaker has been in fine form over recent weeks, with confidence soaring at Emirates Stadium and was a menace against the Foxes as he toyed with the visitors’ throughout 90 exceptional minutes.
Speaking after the match Odegaard told Sky Sports: “We have very strong belief in the group, we play with a lot of confidence at the moment, we have to keep going.
“We’ve said it many times, take it game by game, keep improving and we’ll see but we’re happy where we are at the moment. We have a lot of confidence in the team, I think everyone believes in what we’re doing but we have to keep going, keep improving and see where it takes us”
Also, Arteta says his team will need to ‘believe they can beat Liverpool’ if they’re to cause an upset in their push for the title.
“The reality in football is when you start to predict what can happen no-one would get it right – the only thing we can control is our performance,” Arteta said.
“We are in a good position but there is still a lot to fight for. Next up is Liverpool – we know how tough it will be but we will try to win it.”
“We have to take the game into a new standard to have a chance to beat them,” he said after the win over Leicester City.
Mikel Arteta’s side were on a run of eight matches without defeat in the Premier League and there were some lingering hopes that they could be competitive on a ground where they are so often turned over.