Arsenal and Liverpool meet at the Emirates Stadium tomorrow night in the second leg of the EFL Cup semi final tie, with everything still to play for.
A below par Liverpool performance in the first leg last week meant that the game finished 0-0, and so it's very much a winner takes all clash tomorrow night in north London.
The Reds need to be bang at it to get a result, then, and Lijnders is well aware of the threat that Arsenal pose, with them improving nicely under Mikel Arteta.
Lijnders on Arsenal:
"They have a really good team at the moment. They have matured - credit to Mikel. We wanted to surprise them with our intensity which is what we did until the red card. Their team looks a proper team." #awlive [lfc]
Anfield Watch Verdict
Lijnders is right to be making these comments.
Arsenal have had poor moments this season but they look stronger than they have for a while, and must be respected.
Hopefully the Reds can get the job done regardless tomorrow.