Dani Ceballos has lavished praise on Liverpool’s aggressive style of pressing, admitting he has never experienced anything like Anfield before.
The on-loan Arsenal midfielder was taken aback by the Reds’ off-the-ball work when the teams faced off before the international break.
Liverpool ran out 3-1 winners in what was a professional and efficient performance from the hosts.
Arsenal looked lively in the first half, but struggled to live with the energy and tenacity on show from the Champions of Europe – something that has become famous under Jurgen Klopp.
And it definitely left Premier League rookie Ceballos impressed. He said in an interview with The Guardian: “I’ve never seen anything like what I saw at Anfield.
“I haven’t seen a team that plays better, that presses like them, the way the fans carry them along.
“They take the air from you. You spend so much time defending and when you want to do something with the ball, when you want to breathe, they’re back on top of you. They’re very well-drilled.”
Technician Ceballos, who has caught the eye for the Gunners so far, will likely not encounter too many similar games during his stay in the Premier League.
Liverpool fans react
Ceballos’ comments were picked up by Liverpool fans, with many taking the chance to welcome the Spaniard to English football and some joking he is angling for a switch to Anfield:
He was totally shutdown that day.
— Divine (@Dc_nonly) 12 September 2019
Welcome to Anfield, son.
— Daniel Thomas (@DanielT22521403) 12 September 2019
Ceballos trying to get klopp attention so he can sign him when his loan spell finish
— freyt (@P10Freyt) 12 September 2019
Sounds like Ceballos would like to play for Jurgen’s reds
— Samy (@sazzam31) 12 September 2019
— Neneh Pearl (@pearlserery) 12 September 2019
Don’t worry Ceballos.. Same as everybody
— Pakwan Pakda (@pakwan_pakda) 12 September 2019
Man literally looked stuck looool.
— #YHN (@YHNnation) 12 September 2019
Ok ok Dani… you can link up with us.. just get a hug with Klopp as a signal next time you play us 😅
— //Sirhindi (@Sirhindi1) 12 September 2019
— Nick rogers (@rog_nick) 12 September 2019
Welcome to Anfield 😂😂
— Sthe Mkhize (@mkhizejnr) 12 September 2019