& # 39; All Ingredients Pretend to Become the Invincible Champions & # 39 ;: Jens Lehmann supports Liverpool to match Arsenal & # 39; s undefeated season … but claims that Arsene Wenger's side are Jurgen Klopp's men would defeat
- Jens Lehmann was the goalkeeper of Arsenal during their Invincible 2003-04 season
- Liverpool have been undefeated in 26 matches this season and have drawn only once
- Their unsuccessful league run extends 43 games back to January 2019
- Jurgen Klopp's side are now six games short of matching Arsenal & # 39; s record
Jens Lehmann believes that rising leaders Liverpool will repeat Arsenal's incredible unbeaten season.
The former German international was the keeper at the 2003-04 Arsenal Invincibles, where Arsene Wenger & # 39; s side went through a tough season without losing.
Liverpool have played 26 games this season without losing, drawing only once.
Jens Lehmann has backed Liverpool leaders to match Arsenal's undefeated season
Jurgen Klopp oversaw a run of 43 league games incomplete, six short of Arsenal & # 39; s record
And their undefeated run goes back to last season, with their previous league match that failed in January 2019 to Manchester City title winners, a run of 43 matches.
The Reds are now just six games short of matching Arsenal & # 39; s record of 49 unbeaten games that would take place against Manchester City on April 4.
Lehmann spoke at Monday's Laureus World Sport Awards, as quoted by The Sun, and told Lehmann: & # 39; Liverpool is a great story. All the ingredients are sure to become the "Invincible" champions.
& # 39; They are a fantastic team, really well organized – and occasionally a bit of luck. But that is not a criticism. Sometimes we were lucky too and I am a believer that you have to work hard to earn your happiness. & # 39;
Arsenal was the first English team since Preston North End in 1889 that lasted an unusual season
Lehmann said the only team likely to defeat Liverpool by the end of the season is Manchester City.
Arsenal is the only team in & # 39; history of & # 39; a Premier League that is going to be an undefeated season, and were the first English side to reach the achievement since Preston North End in 1889.
And Lehmann, who left Arsenal in 2008, believes his Gunners side would have beaten the current champion-selected.
He boasted of the team that consisted of Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Patrick Vieira and Robert Pires: & # 39; It's very difficult to compare, but when I look at the individual quality that & # 39; s we had and the pace that we had, then I think we would have the edge. & # 39;
The 50-year-old also claims that the current standard of the Premier League is not as high as when he played, and many teams are psychologically defeated before even taking to the field against Liverpool.
Jens Lehmann was the goalkeeper of Arsenal during their unbeaten season in 2003-04
He said, & # 39; I don't want to take anything away from their success, because & # 39; they seem to have a great team. The fact that they have signed only one game so far makes the performance even more special.
& # 39; We ran 12 games, but a lot of that was after we claimed the title and we didn't go undefeated until after we claimed the title on White Hart Lane. & # 39;
The German, however, had praise for his compatriot Jurgen Klopp who had mastered the rise of Liverpool.
He said it is difficult to compare Liverpool manager and Arsene Wenger to the Frenchman's success, while Klopp only started winning trophies.
Lehmann said: "Of course there is a great deal of satisfaction in Germany to see what Klopp does in England.
& # 39; If you win one thing and you find the recipe, it becomes much easier. I think Jurgen found the recipe. I think Liverpool will continue to get better. & # 39;