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Jürgen Klopp praises ‘pretty exceptional’ Mikel Arteta before Anfield clash – video | Football

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp described his Arsenal counterpart Mikel Arteta as ‘a pretty exceptional football manager’ as their teams prepare for the second of three meetings in the space of a few weeks at Anfield on Monday.

Since taking charge last December, Arteta has led Arsenal to the FA Cup and Community Shield, where they beat Liverpool on penalties. As well as Monday’s Premier League match, the sides meet again next Thursday in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

Speaking to the press ahead of the game, Arteta was equally complimentary of Klopp and his Liverpool side, saying that they have set the standard in the Premier League and dominate nearly every aspect of the game.