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Arsenal’s Martin Odegaard makes Virgil van Dijk claim ahead of Liverpool

Arsenal’s Martin Odegaard makes Virgil van Dijk claim ahead of Liverpool

Liverpool vs Arsenal

Liverpool are set to play host to Arsenal in Saturday’s late Premier League kick-off.

The Merseysiders head into the game looking to bounce back after suffering their first defeat of the campaign at the hands of West Ham.

Said defeat knocked Liverpool down to 4th in the Premier League and four points adrift of table-topping, Chelsea.

Arsenal, though, are not expected to prove any sort of pushover this weekend. The Gunners have climbed up to 5th in the PL after a torrid start to the season and are now unbeaten in eight league ties.

Such fine form actually means that Mikel Arteta’s side would climb above Liverpool on Saturday with a win – something Jurgen Klopp and co. are obviously eager to avoid.

Odegaard makes Van Dijk claim

One man no doubt eager to prevent Arsenal from overtaking Liverpool this weekend is Virgil van Dijk.

The Dutchman has been one of the Premier League’s best defenders for the past several years.

Now, Martin Odegaard has been discussing Van Dijk during a recent interview.

When asked to name the two toughest defenders he has played against, the Arsenal midfielder named both VVD and Sergio Ramos as said players:

“That’s a hard one, of course I have to mention Sergio Ramos, I played against him a couple of times In Spain.

“Also Virgil van Dijk, I played against him with the national team, so I would say those two maybe. They were tough.”

Odegaard has actually struggled to earn a regular starting place with Arsenal of late amidst a poor run of form and Arteta has instead preferred the likes of Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Could the Norwegian turn his form around vs Liverpool and Van Dijk on Saturday?

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 13 26 30
2 Manchester City 13 20 29
3 Liverpool FC 13 28 28
4 West Ham United 13 8 23
5 Arsenal FC 13 -2 23
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 0 20
7 Tottenham Hotspur 12 -6 19
8 Manchester United 13 -1 18
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 13 -2 18
10 Leicester City 13 -3 18
11 Crystal Palace 13 0 16
12 Brentford FC 13 0 16
13 Aston Villa 13 -3 16
14 Everton FC 13 -4 15
15 Southampton FC 13 -7 14
16 Watford FC 13 -6 13
17 Leeds United 13 -8 12
18 Burnley FC 12 -6 9
19 Norwich City 13 -20 9
20 Newcastle United 13 -14 6

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 11
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Raphinha Leeds United 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 4
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 4
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 4
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 4
Benteke, Christian Crystal Palace 4
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 4
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 4
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 4