Bernd Leno has said that Liverpool loss is not due to the players missing due to injuries.
The Reds slotted five goals past the Gunners after the north London club took the lead.
Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has denied that the loss against Liverpool is due to the absence of key players due to injuries. The Gunners were taken to the sword by the Reds, who are currently on the top of the league table, as they put five goals past them to set up a historic win at Anfield. Though Unai Emery’s men took the lead against Jurgen Klopp’s side in the early stages of the match, their defence was unable to contain the might of the Liverpool attack for the rest of the encounter.
Speaking to the media after the match, the German custodian said, “Of course we conceded five goals but I think we as a team made too many mistakes.”
He added, “We have enough quality, even when somebody is injured.”
Speaking about Liverpool’s performance, he said, “They capitalise on every mistake and turn it into a big chance. Today we made too many of these mistakes. Of course today we’re disappointed, but tomorrow we have to look forward because we have another important game on Tuesday. It’s the first game of the year and on Tuesday we want to beat Fulham at home. We need to win.”
Manager Unai Emery also resonated to Leno’s words and said, “I think we started well, but after our goal, they pushed, and when they push here, they play with great determination and with players who can make a difference all over the pitch. They scored three quick goals and it was a difficult moment for us.”
He added, “We spoke in the dressing room – it’s another experience for us. A bad experience but an experience to learn from.”
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