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Arsenal star Rob Holding names Anfield as the toughest stadium to visit in the Premier League

Ryan Smart

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Arsenal star Rob Holding names Anfield as the toughest stadium to visit in the Premier League

Arsenal defender Rob Holding has named Liverpool's Anfield stadium as the toughest ground to visit in the Premier League.

The Gunners were dealt a critical blow for their Premier League title hopes in March when they drew 2-2 at Anfield, having surrendered a 2-0 lead after 30 minutes.

Although Arsenal still led the table by six points, with a game in hand on Manchester City, some believed this to be the day in which the Gunners' title challenge started to slip away.

The opening half-hour saw Arsenal blow away Liverpool, with Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus getting on the scoresheet. At that point, there appeared to be little chance that Jurgen Klopp's side could get back into the game.

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But the Anfield crowd got firmly on their side, and Mohamed Salah pulled a goal back shortly before half-time to get three-quarters of the stadium rocking.

The Reds, back to their rampaging best after the break, dominated from then on, pinning Arsenal's defenders back towards their 18-yard box.

Roberto Firmino then equalised late on, and only two wondersaves from Aaron Ramsdale to keep out Salah and Ibrahima Konate in injury time meant that the Gunners held on for a draw.

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Now, Holding, who played the full game at centre-back for Arsenal in the absence of William Saliba, has named Anfield as the toughest ground to go to.

Holding picks Anfield as Premier League's toughest

Speaking on the Jaxxon Podcast, Holding explained: "Definitely, in the Premier League, Anfield, Liverpool.

"We were 2-0 up and suddenly there was an action. Their crowd just lifted and got aggressive, and you could see that boost their players. Their players then look a bit taller, run a bit faster.

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"It is a tough, tough place to go and take all three points, and we should have to be fair.

"The Kop just sucks the ball into the net - it's like this energy, pressure, pressure, then it breaks through. So definitely Liverpool."

He also named his toughest European stadium to play at.

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"We did play a game against [Serbian side] Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League. Their fans were crazy."

Featured Image Credit: TikTok / @JaxxonPodcast

Topics: Arsenal, Premier League, Liverpool, Anfield

Ryan Smart
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