Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp praises ‘outstanding’ Arsenal youngster Gabriel Martinelli for Carabao Cup performance and insists ‘everyone must remember his name’
- Liverpool beat Arsenal in the semi-final of the Carabao Cup on Thursday night
- The Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has praised Arsenal youngster Gabriel Martinelli
- He said Martinelli was outstanding despite Arsenal’s 2-0 loss to Liverpool
- Klopp also said that he was looking forward to playing agains Chelsea next
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp heaped praise on Arsenal youngster Gabriel Martinelli for his ‘outstanding’ performance on Thursday night.
Liverpool beat the Gunners 2-0 in their Carabao Cup tie at the Emirates Stadium thanks to a brace from Diogo Jota.
However, Klopp couldn’t help but praise Martinelli – who caused Trent Alexander-Arnold trouble down Liverpool’s right flank.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp heaped praise on Arsenal youngster Gabriel Martinelli
Speaking after the game, Klopp told Sky Sports: ‘Martinelli by the way, everybody should remember that name because he’s an outstanding player.’
The Liverpool manager also expressed his delight at his own side’s performance, he said: ‘We scored two wonderful goal. Jota, wow, on fire. It was super play.
‘For the second, I don’t think too many people in the stadium saw Jota [making the run] but Trent did.
‘Yes, great. [our last final] was a long time ago, the mood in the dressing room at the moment is… yeah.
Liverpool beat the Gunners 2-0 in their Carabao Cup tie thanks to a brace from Diogo Jota
Klopp couldn’t help but praise Martinelli – who caused Trent Alexander-Arnold trouble
‘We are over the moon at the moment. It was a difficult game, a difficult time for us in general.
‘We just happy to get through this. We tried everything to get through that. The boys made tonight against a really tough Arsenal side, it was absolutely exceptional.
‘The start I think was so important, both times. First half Arsenal was lively, the crowd was there, we calmed it down, played good football, played in and around the formation, created plenty.
‘Second half was pretty similar. Scored two wonderful goals. Jota is on fire. But the pass as well.
‘The first goal was super play, the second one I don’t think many people in the stadium saw Jota in that position, but Trent saw it, which was helpful. He finished it off, absolutely outstanding.