The Gunners continue their surprising title challenge on Sunday when they make the trip to Anfield to face a Liverpool side who have struggled for consistency this season.
Liverpool were challenging for a historic quadruple this time last year but have failed to hit those heights this term, winning just 12 of their 28 league games to slip to eighth.
But Klopp believes Liverpool’s performance at Stamford Bridge was a ‘small step’ in the right direction and hopes his team can build on the display when they host the Premier League leaders.
Klopp – who guided Liverpool to the Premier League title in 2020 – says Arsenal are ‘flying’ and playing ‘super football’ but can be beaten if his side play to their potential.
‘The next game is Arsenal,’ Klopp said after the Stamford Bridge stalemate. ‘I don’t know exactly where Arsenal were last year, but they are now obviously flying, in incredible shape, play super football, honestly, that is really good to watch.
‘But we are there, it is a home game and our home record is not as bad as the away record. It means I am really looking forward to this game now because tonight I saw a step and that’s what I wanted.
‘Now let’s carry on. Anfield is waiting for us and we want to deliver. We have another 10 games to play and the next one is Arsenal. Not the other nine, I am not interested in [those games].
‘But the next one is Arsenal, so if we are difficult to beat against Arsenal we can win this game. If not, Arsenal will just go over us and then we will see.
‘With one point, the steps, how I said, are not massive. If you win a football game, all of a sudden three points for one game; wow, things can look different.
‘But for the moment we have no lack of goals, or lack of where we want to end up; we want to be as successful as possible.
‘But that means for each weekend, or for each midweek game, like today, we want to win it. I saw that tonight and for that, I am fine.’
Former Brighton defender Bruno Saltor was in charge of Chelsea against Liverpool after Graham Potter’s sacking over the weekend. Potter, 47, spent less than seven months in charge of the Blues.
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