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Jens Lehmann: 'Arsenal Invincibles Would've Beaten Current Liverpool Side'

Jens Lehmann: 'Arsenal Invincibles Would've Beaten Current Liverpool Side'

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann believes the Arsenal 'Invincibles' would beat the current Liverpool side.

Lehmann was part of the only ever side to go a whole Premier League season en route to winning the title in the 2003/04 season under Arsene Wenger.

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Liverpool, having dropped just two points all season in a record-breaking campaign in the top-flight, are well on course to repeat those heroics and sit well clear at the top of the table with 76 points from 26 games.

But while the German had praise for the incredible achievements of Jurgen Klopp's table-toppers, Lehmann is confident that the team he played in would have the edge if the two sides met.

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"I think our Arsenal team would have beaten this Liverpool team," Lehmann said at the Laureus World Sport Awards in Berlin, as per Martin Lipton from The Sun.

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"Not easily, but we would have won because we had more individual class than what Liverpool have.

"It's very hard to compare but when I look at the individual quality we had and the pace we had, then I think we would have had the edge."

Often when talking about that Arsenal side, many are quick to point out that the Gunners drew 12 games on their way to to lifting the trophy.

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Liverpool have lost none and drawn just one - a 1-1 draw against Manchester United in October - but Lehmann reckons the league was stronger when he was in between the sticks for Arsenal.

"I would say the Premier League is not as strong as it once was and teams are beaten before they even play Liverpool," he added.

"I don't want to take something away from their success because they obviously have a great team. The fact 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 and we didn't think about going unbeaten until after we had clinched the title at White Hart Lane."

If Liverpool do remain unbeaten in their final 12 games of the season, the Reds are in line to receive a special Gold trophy - much like the one Arsenal were handed 16 years ago at Highbury.

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Football, Jurgen Klopp, Arsenal

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