Bookworm Unai Emery hopes inspired reading rubs off on Arsenal players

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But referee Andre Marriner was left to rule the Senegalese offside after a wave from the linesman's flag, and speaking to reporters after the game Klopp was clearly disappointed. Lichsteiner does provide one backup but the other full-back position might need to be filled by Granit Xhaka.

The supporters are obviously excited too, because they like what they see.

Manchester City take on Southampton on Sunday and you'd expect them to win, but even if they do Pep Guardiola's side will only go two points above Liverpool and that keeps the Reds well within touching distance of last season's winners.

"I am very demanding of myself", he said. They were unlucky not to win the game as Palace forced mistakes in the Arsenal backline. "We need more. But this spirit is like we want", Emery said.

The one real hope for a title race worthy of the name this season is that Liverpool remains in touch with City despite being some way short of its best. Liverpool have scored at least three goals against Arsenal in each of their last five league games (17 goals in total).

What is the difference this season?

"He is very young and I think he played here with improving moments in his career".

But the fact is that Klopp and Co. continue to look like a legitimate contender to win Liverpool's first English title in 29 years.

He added: "This team three seasons ago, they were playing in the final of the Europa League".

Arsenal have not won in their last six Premier League games against Liverpool (D3 L3), their longest such run since a run of 12 winless games between 1994 and 2000. It eluded them once more, but their display was an encouraging one.

The Spaniard has instilled a culture of meritocracy, banishing the guaranteed starter paradigm - challenging his star players to raise their game. "In fact, this is probably Liverpool's most hard game of the season so far".

"Maybe the injury he has is affecting him and he doesn't want to get hurt". With a chance created every 47.1 minutes (14 from 660 mins), the German is 21st overall in the top flight of players to have played more than 450 minutes.

The tourists are missing some first choice players of their own, but they will have nothing to fear at a venue where they have won five of their last six, and against an England team that is low on confidence.

We've set a target of 17/20 for big football fans.

Emery has taken Ozil out of his comfort zone and been very outspoken about saying he needs to do more for the team, but at the same time he has rewarded him by giving him the captain's armband, which sends a message about how much he values him. The 22-year-old summer signing from Sampdoria gave the ideal example of his value to Emery's team with a 32nd-minute interception to prevent the ball dropping to Mohamed Salah just inside the Arsenal half.

'The new history is in the present and also, with our players, our quality and our capacity, I believe in my players and this project.