By Alex Stevens

Hull captain Curtis Davies has claimed that Liverpool are tougher to play against than Arsenal.

The Premier League new boys were torn apart by Jurgen Klopp’s side on Saturday as they suffered a 5-1 hammering at Anfield.

This came a week after they were also demolished 4-1 at home as Arsene Wenger’s team inflicted similar punishment.

Hull were reduced to ten men for an hour against Liverpool, but that was also the case against Arsenal seven days earlier.

Davies said Klopp’s side pose different problems to Arsene Wenger’s and are harder opponents.

“Arsenal are a very good passing team, but a lot of their stuff is in front of you,” Davies said, as quoted by the Telegraph.

“Nice little passes. Liverpool have that mix of nice little passes and then people who will run and run at you and beat you as well like Mane and Coutinho.

“They weren’t satisfied with 3-0. They wanted 6, 7, 8. That is the difference. They didn’t give us a chance to breathe.

“It is hard to lay a glove on anyone. When there is so much inter-changing you cannot put your mark on one person. It is tough to make a tackle. One second Mane will be in that hole, then Lallana and then Coutinho. There is a lot of interchange, quick football and with the full backs playing like wingers it becomes very difficult because you end up with backs against the wall.

“They play with Henderson and the two centre-halves at the back and the rest can go where-ever they want. That is not an ill-disciplined thing, that is organised.”

Liverpool’s third consecutive league win has lifted them to fourth in the Premier League and level on points with third-placed Arsenal, who have a marginally superior goal difference.

Wenger’s side annihilated Chelsea 3-0 on Saturday with a performance the manager subsequently hailed as the team’s best for a number of years.

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