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Jurgen Klopp full of praise for Gabriel Jesus as Liverpool gear up for Arsenal showdown



Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus gestures during the UEFA Europa League match between Arsenal and Bodo/Glimt on 6 October, 2022 at the Emirates Stadium, London, United Kingdom

liverpool (opens in a new tab) boss Jurgen Klopp raved about Arsenal (opens in a new tab) striker Gabriel Jesus as he prepares his side for Sunday’s Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium.

Klopp opened up about his longtime admiration for Brazil (opens in a new tab) international, who joined the Gunners from Manchester City (opens in a new tab) in a £45m move this summer.

Jesus scored his sixth goal for Arsenal as Mikel Arteta’s side beat Tottenham 3-1 in the North London derby last time out in the league, and Klopp says the Reds must ensure the 25-year-old years “stop flying” as they chase only their third league win of the season.

Klopp has no doubts about the danger Jesus poses (Image credit: DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

During his pre-match press conference on Friday, the German said: “I don’t know [Jesus] personally, but I’ve always loved him as a player.”