Jurgen Klopp has dubbed Arsenal forward Gabriel Martinelli the ‘talent of the century’.
The Brazilian gave young centre-halves Joe Gomez and Sepp van den Berg a torrid time at Anfield – and his performance did not go unnoticed by Klopp.
The Liverpool boss told the club’s official website: “[Van den Berg] played an incredible game. That’s really difficult to deal with these guys.
“Martinelli’s pretty much the same age but he’s a talent of the century, he’s an incredible striker, so it’s really difficult.
“Then you have Mesut Ozil around and [Joe] Willock right, who scored by the way a really nice one.
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“So a team like Arsenal in a counter-attacking mood – we keep them deep, play around them, we lose the ball and then it’s really difficult.”
Only Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang with eight has scored more goals than Martinelli this season.
Martinelli is keen to add to his three top-flight appearances in England.
Last month, he told Arsenal’s official website: “I’m proud that Arsenal has put its trust in me, so I will always give my all to help this team reach the top. That’s where it belongs.
“For now, though, I’m just focused on making more Premier League appearances.
“As it’s my first season, I want to show my potential to steady myself at the first-team.
“I know the squad is packed with great players, but I know what I can do and my goal is to help the team.”
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