Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp cannot believe Arsenal loaned out Albert Sambi Lokonga

Arsenal loanee Albert Sambi Lokonga has been in fine form of recent at Luton Town, and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp cannot believe that the Gunners decided to loan him out.

The Belgian impressed for the Hatters in their 2-1 loss to Manchester United on Sunday, with Gary Neville praising him.

The Sky Sports pundit claimed that Lokonga was outstanding during the game as he tracked back and relentlessly followed Bruno Fernandes all around.

The Arsenal man also made a stunning and brilliant block to deny the Man United captain from scoring into an empty net and has been a revelation in recent weeks, and Klopp knows Liverpool will have to deal with him when they face Luton on Wednesday.

“We experienced a tough game there and now in possession they found a structure where everyone is comfortable,” the German said in his press conference today.

“Ross Barkley is a nice story where he is back to his best, or better. A deeper role, disciplined and extremely strong.

“Lokonga when you see him playing and you think, oh – he’s an Arsenal player and he is on loan? Interesting.”

The 24-year-old has featured in 13 games across all competitions for Luton since joining them on a season-long loan last September, and Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta would have been impressed with his performances so far.

Lokonga spent the second half of last season on loan with Crystal Palace having made 15 appearances for the Gunners during the first-half of 2022-23.

He joined Arsenal from Anderlecht in the summer of 2021, featuring in 24 games during his debut season at the North London club.

Lokonga struggled to impress at Emirates Stadium but is in the form of his life with Luton and it remains to be seen if he has a future with the Gunners.

The defensive midfielder will not be short of suitors in the Premier League even if Luton decide against a permanent deal and Arsenal could make a decent fee selling him if Arteta believes Lokonga does not have what it takes to play for his side.

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