Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit has opined that Jurgen Klopp’s present Liverpool team are more impressive than Arsenal’s Invincibles of the 2003/04 season. The Reds are currently 25 points ahead of the second-placed team on the log after 29 games played and have lost just once this season.
Petit, who played 116 times for Arsenal and won the title and FA Cup in 1998 said in a chat with the Daily Mirror: “I have huge respect for my old team-mates, but when I look at Liverpool, and what they have been doing for the past two years…”
“People are looking at them now because last year they won a European trophy, but really they have been like this for the past two or three years.
“It’s amazing what they are doing – it is rare to see a team winning so many games and being so dominant against their opponents all the time.
“They were both great teams in history, but for me this Liverpool team have something special. It is hard to explain what I feel when I look at Liverpool, but I don’t remember thinking the same way when I was looking at the ‘Invincibles.’
“They have impressed me more than Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles.’ I am pretty sure Arsenal fans won’t be happy with that. But I have to be honest. When I look at this team, the motivation, the intensity, so many talented players. Something is different with them.”
Regardless, the status of the current Premier League season remains unclear as elite football has been postponed till April 30 due to the coronavirus pandemic. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered a nationwide lockdown on Monday night.
Meanwhile, Premier League officials will reconvene on April 3 for further discussions on a contingency plan for the 2019/20 football season.