Dani Ceballos has admitted to being left in awe of Liverpool’s high-pressing prowess following Arsenal’s suffocating 3-1 defeat at Anfield in August.
Mohamed Salah scored twice and Joel Matip once when the Gunners, previously unbeaten, traveled to Merseyside for their third match of the new Premier League season.
Spain international Ceballos lasted only an hour but the European champions made a big impression on the midfielder, who is on loan at Arsenal from Real Madrid.
I’ve never seen anything like what I saw at Anfield, Ceballos told the DFM sporting team. 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.”