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What the Liverpool squad were spotted doing ahead of Arsenal Premier League clash

Liverpool face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in what could be a huge clash for both the Premier League title race and the hunt for Champions League qualification

Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool side are preparing for their clash with Arsenal this evening. The Reds, who have been in sensational form in recent months, know a win at the Emirates Stadium will move them within one point of Manchester City.

Arsenal will be no easy opponent, however, with Mikel Arteta’s side winning their past five Premier League games. A win for the Gunners would go a long way towards achieving their goal of Champions League qualification for next season.

Ahead of the crunch match, the Liverpool squad were spotted on a pre-match walk, taking in the sights of the capital. In a video posted on Twitter, Klopp, his coaching staff and the Liverpool playing squad can be seen walking along Mundy Street and Hoxton Street, close to The Red Lion pub, near Hoxton.

The players, most dressed in black bottoms and large black coats, can be seen chatting to each other as they slowly make their way past. Mohamed Salah, who came off injured against Brighton on Saturday with a foot injury, has travelled to north London and is expected to feature for the Reds this evening.

Centre-back Ibrahima Konate, who has been missing for the last two matches, has also travelled. Midfielder James Milner and left-back Kostas Tsimikas were not spotted in the video and have seemingly stayed in Liverpool due to illness.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference on Tuesday, Klopp said his side will approach the remaining games of the season as if they are ‘finals’. “That is the plan, of course, that we keep being as annoying as possible but we have to win our football games,” he said.

“If I sit here and say we win 10 games that doesn’t sound very likely but as long as it is possible, we will give it a proper try I can tell you. If you go through the last few years, it never looked different. Not sure how many years in my whole career were where we had not to go with all we had until the last matchday because something was there to grab”

“It’s a long finish but we will give it a go and see what happens,” the German added. “It is final after final after final after final after final after final that we play. That is how it is. That’s how we prepare, how we set it up.

“What kind of different situation could be there out there? That we are 10 points ahead and 10 games to go and everyone tells you you are through and asks where the celebrations will be? I tell you what, that feels really uncomfortable – not that it happened often in in my life – but it is really uncomfortable to sit in that situation. Now everything is in front of us: attack it, chase it, go for it.”