‘Everybody should remember that name’: Jurgen Klopp says one Arsenal player is absolutely ‘outstanding’
Arsenal forward Gabriel Martinelli has earned huge praise from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
The Reds manager deemed the Gunners gem an “outstanding” player whose name “everybody should remember”.
Liverpool ran out 2-0 winners over Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg at the Emirates.
Diogo Jota opened the scoring on 19 minutes after being assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold.
The Portuguese got the better of Takehiro Tomiyasu and slotted an effort past Aaron Ramsdale.
In the 77th minute, Alexander-Arnold then completely split the Arsenal defence open with a diagonal ball to Jota.
The former Wolves man beat Ben White and dinked a superb finish over Ramsdale and into the net.
Despite being on the losing side, Martinelli did incredibly well for Mikel Arteta’s charges.
The Brazilian attempted more dribbles (8), completed more dribbles (4) and won more total duels (8) than any other player against Liverpool.
Plenty of Arsenal fans sung Martinelli’s praises during and after the game.
And now, Klopp himself has tipped the 20-year-old for stardom.
“Martinelli by the way… everybody should remember that name,” Klopp said post-match. “Outstanding player.”
The former Ituano man has had to bide his time at Arsenal following his superb maiden season.
However, Martinelli has certainly taken his chance in recent weeks with other players being missing.
Just over two years ago, Klopp deemed the Arsenal gem a “talent of the century”.
And Gunners fans will be confident he’ll go on to even greater heights in the coming years.
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