EPL: Emery speaks on Xhaka, Torreira's performance during clash with Liverpool

Ross Houston
November 6, 2018

Klopp explained: 'When you have a compact formation you give the opposition the opportunity to pass into a certain place and then you press.

"But the more games you play the more his fitness level will get better and he will get used to playing games at that level". We can not drop points, we need to work hard, keep improving and let's see on that day if we have the chance to do it.

"Usually the only one talking is me, but sometimes before I start talking the boys have a few words. Millie is a proper leader".

Xhaka has had to deputise in left-back in recent matches as Arsenal suffer some bad luck in terms of injuries but he was back in midfield alongside Lucas Torreira in a good performance against Liverpool. "Milly is like wine", said Klopp.

"Millie is like wine, I like this idea as well". "A very good red one".

"I would like it if you write a story about James Milner, I will like it".

The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email.

It remains to be seen if Fabinho will be handed another start on Tuesday night when Liverpool take on Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League. "There are positives. Coming away from Arsenal and being disappointed with a draw is a positive, and also the amount of chances we created".

"But the other games are important also because three points are the same against Liverpool or Crystal Palace or next week against Wolves".

"I enjoy the small details", Emery said when asked about his reaction to the Xhaka challenge. We know that it's going to be hard, but we know how to win the Premier League and we will try. "I'm not interested, no".

Other reports by iNewsToday