Dani Ceballos has become an instant fan favourite at the Emirates stadium. The Spanish attacking midfielder arrived at Arsenal on loan from Real Madrid this summer. Gooners have become enamoured with the Spaniard’s eagerness to dictate play and his eye for a pass.
The midfielder was on the pitch at Anfield as Liverpool blew the North London side away in their third game of the season. The Reds cruised to a 3-1 victory over Arsenal, three points that have become a given in recent years.
The Premier League newbie has spoken to the Daily Mail about what he learned from the fixture. In the interview, published on the 12th of September 2019, Ceballos praises Anfield side – he said “I’ve not seen up until now a team that plays better, that presses better”. Jürgen Klopp’s relentless Liverpool team have left the player shellshocked, “that game had quite an impact on me,” he continued.
Adjusting to life in the Premier League is difficult for the best of players. The English top flight is the most competitive top division in the world. It is renowned for being faster and stronger and boasts some of the world’s very best footballing talents. This step up in pace and power was not lost on the Spanish international, Liverpool were impossible to contend with on the day with the midfielder admitting, “They suck the air out of you”.
It has taken a while for Liverpool to get to where they are now. It has been a process under Klopp, the world’s most gifted midfielders are struggling against Liverpool’s defending is evidence that we have finally fully implemented the German’s philosophy.