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Arsenal’s famous ‘Invincibles’ side would beat Jurgen Klopp’s table-topping Liverpool team in a hypothetical match-up, according to former Gunners goalkeeper Jens Lehmann. Liverpool are seven games away from beating Arsenal’s record of unbeaten games.
Liverpool defeated Norwich 1-0 at Carrow Road on Saturday to extend their unbeaten run to 43 league games.
The last time they lost a Premier League match was last January as they went down 2-1 against Manchester City.
That was their only defeat last season, meaning they could finish this campaign having lost just once in the last two years.
If they continue their unbeaten run to the end of the season, they will have broken Arsenal’s run by six games, having gone 55 games without defeat.
Regardless, Lehmann believes the current crop of Anfield stars would not be able to cope with him and his former team-mates.
Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ became the first team in the Premier League era to go a whole season undefeated in the 2003/04 season, a run which spilled into the 2004/05 campaign.
And German goalkeeper Lehmann, who played a key role in the unbeaten campaign, has declared that Arsenal’s “individual class” sets them apart from the Reds.
“All the ingredients are there for Liverpool to become the Invincible champions,” he said to The Mirror.
“And the fact that they have only drawn one game so far makes the achievement even more special.
“We drew 12 games, but many of those were after we had clinched the title.
“I think only Manchester City can stop Liverpool from taking the chance to be Invincibles.
“But I think our Arsenal team would have beaten this Liverpool team.
“It wouldn’t have been easy, but on a day when both teams were at 100 percent, I think we would have won.
“I think that because we had more individual class than what Liverpool have.
“We also had incredible pace in our team. When I look at our individuals, we were a little bit better.
“It is more difficult to compare Wenger and Klopp. Arsene was consistently successful over 22 years, while Jurgen has just rebuilt Liverpool over a few years.
“What I would say is that they both have a good eye to set-up their team up perfectly.”