Kolo Toure singles out ‘incredible’ Arsenal star during Liverpool win | Football

Jorginho delivered an impressive performance in Arsenal’s win over Liverpool (Getty)

Kolo Toure has praised Jorginho for his ‘incredible’ performance in Arsenal’s victory over Liverpool and believes Mikel Arteta’s side ‘won the midfield battle’ at the Emirates Stadium.

Goals from Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Leandro Trossard sealed a 3-1 win for Arsenal, which has put them two points behind leaders Liverpool in the Premier League table.

Jorginho, meanwhile, delivered an outstanding display at the heart of Arsenal’s midfield and Toure, who won the Premier League title with the Gunners in 2004, feels the 32-year-old’s experience was crucial for Arteta’s game plan.

‘For Arsenal I think Jorginho was incredible in the middle,’ Toure told Premier League Productions.

‘He was a coach in the middle, you could see he was placing his teammates, talking and communicating really, really well.

‘Declan Rice was really good and I think Arsenal won the game because they won the battle in the middle.’

Jorginho and Declan Rice of Arsenal celebrate after the team's victory in the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Liverpool FC

Kolo Toure says Arsenal won the midfield battle against Liverpool (Getty)

When asked what the win will do for Arsenal’s dressing room, Toure said: ‘It just makes you feel like you’re a good contender to win the league.

‘We’re only in February, the Premier League is a competition that goes until the end of the season.

‘Arsenal are still contenders, they are showing that because every team has to count on them.

‘Of course, City are always there but it’s going to be a great race between those three clubs because those three clubs have fantastic managers and fantastic players and they have fantastic fans as well. I’m looking forward to this race.

‘It’s very unusual to see Liverpool a little bit sloppy, I felt they were a little bit sloppy from the start of the game.

‘They weren’t winning the 50-50 balls, they were losing balls in the middle, which we’re not used to with Liverpool. They are a team which always have intensity in the game, and they’re winning every battle

‘Konate was really good, unfortunately he had a red card at the end of the game but I thought he was really good.’

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