Arsène Wenger has described Jurgen Klopp as a "great manager".
The pair will face each other in the Premier League for the first time when Arsenal visit Anfield on Wednesday evening.
Wenger admits he favours a different playing style to Klopp but feels the German's approach deserves both praise and respect.
"I think he is a great manager but we have different styles," he said. "You have to respect that and you can only be successful by [having] your own style and personality, and everybody has a different personality.
"But I think he done very well in the job and he has an opportunity to integrate a big club. That is where people will assess that later.
"You have to play with your style and what you believe is strong. He is a great manager and he will do that.
"We know that Liverpool will be absolutely up for it, we will be up for it.
"It is down to us to be very strong in the challenges to make sure that doesn't happen."
Arsène Wenger reported the following team news ahead of the Premier League game against Liverpool:
on the team news…
We will have to test Ospina who was not available on Saturday. We have Rosicky back in training so the situation is getting better.
on Ospina…
Ospina is a muscular issue and we have to check if he will be available or not. Overall I think he has a 60/40 chance to make it.
on Tomas Rosicky
He will be back in full training this week, it is fantastic because he has been out for very long and it is good to know that a player of that calibre is back in our squad.
on Alexis
We think he will be short for Wednesday, he has a chance to be available for Sunday [against Stoke]. He is always keen to play. If you listen to Alexis, he can always play - even when he is injured. We try to be cautious. With a muscular injury you never exactly how big the risk but he is very close. If you look at him training he is very close.