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Liverpool defender Joel Matip: Defensive Arsenal tough to break down

Liverpool defender Joel Matip admits they found Arsenal a stubborn opposition to break down on Saturday.

Matip says Arsenal were "really difficult" to play against because they defended deep with two rows in Liverpool's 3-1 victory at Anfield.

He told the club's official website: "We tried it over 90 minutes to come through. We had to be patient and the result was good, we won at home against Arsenal, that's always good.

"They were standing with two deep rows and with their speed in the front it was really difficult to come through, because they were standing by their own box. But in the end it worked.

"We tried to push but it was not easy to come through. We did it not too bad but against a high-quality team like this it's hard for every team.

"[Our confidence is] not bad, but everybody knows it's so early in the season so we are just looking forward to the next game and then we will see."


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