- Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has lauded Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey ahead of their English Premier League clash
- The Reds travel to the Emirates to face leaders Arsenal in a crunch Premier League game on Sunday afternoon
- Thomas Partey is expected to start against Liverpool after returning to full fitness at the end of the international break
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has applauded the impact of Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey to Arsenal's recent resurgence in the English Premier League ahead of their clash.
A struggling Liverpool travel to the Emirates to face an in-form Arsenal side, currently leading the English topflight table.
Ahead of the game on Sunday, Klopp picked out Partey for praise as he maintains the Black Stars player has shown immense quality since arriving in London.
"He's brought Xhaka back on track, everyone knew how good Thomas Partey was when he was at Atletico, and now they've found a way how they want to defend," Klopp said as quoted by SkySports.
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"They played a different line-up on Thursday but still with lots of quality; it's a young team, a very exciting team and doing very well, which is well-deserved."
Partey struggled with injuries when he first joined Arsenal, but anytime he is in the team the North London club has a high win percentage rate.
He missed Ghana's international friendlies against Brazil and Nicaragua due to a knee problem, which he has since recovered from.
The former Atletico Madrid star is expected to start against Liverpool after he was rested for the game against Bodo/Glimt on Thursday.
Thomas Partey scores stunner in North London derby
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Thomas Partey scored a stunning goal from outside the box to open the scoring in the North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham at the Emirates on Saturday.
The 29-year-old Ghanaian who missed the international friendlies against Brazil and Nicaragua due to discomfort in his knee, started for the Gunners against their London rivals.
In a video posted on social media, Thomas Partey fired home from long distance after receiving a pass from Ben White, leaving Hugo Lloris helpless.
Source: Sports Brief News