Jose Mourinho claims one Arsenal player would fit in at Liverpool

Date published: Monday 2nd September 2019 6:32

Manchester United's Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has claimed that Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would score “a lot of goals” if he played in the current Liverpool team.

Aubameyang scored the equaliser against Tottenham on Sunday as Unai Emery’s side fought back from two goals down to earn a draw against their North London rivals at the Emirates.

The Gabon international has netted three goals in four Premier League appearances for the Gunners so far this term, and speaking to Sky Sports, former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Mourinho said the striker would enjoy similar success at Anfield.

“I think [Arsenal’s front three are] very good players,” the 56-year-old said. “Normally they should be on the pitch all three together. I think Aubameyang probably likes to play in the middle because he feels that he can score more goals. But maybe he can score as many goals playing on the left.

“What happens in Liverpool, [Roberto] Firmino drops back, in between the lines. Then he gives more space for [Mohamed] Salah and [Sadio] Mane to attack these diagonals.

“I could see Aubameyang playing on that left-side for Liverpool and scoring a lot of goals. Arsenal, Lacazette doesn’t have that quality.”

Elsewhere, Paul Merson criticised three Arsenal players for their performances against Tottenham.

 

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