Arsenal take on Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at Anfield on Monday, with 3pts at stake and here’s a pre match preview on what promises to be a blockbuster affair at meyerside.
Referee: Craig Pawson
TV: Sky Sports
Predicted Starting XIs
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk,Robertson;
Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum;
Salah, Firmino, Mane
Arsenal (3-4-3) Leno; Holding, Gabriel Magalhães, Tierney;
Bellerín,Elneny, Xhaka, Maitland-Niles;
Willian, Lacazette, Aubameyang
Score Prediction: Liverpool 2-1 Arsenal
Liverpool were class against Chelsea last week and did not give their opponents much of a chance.
Arsenal will be more attacking than Chelsea, especially with their formation, and I expect it to be a really open game. I think both sides will score, but Liverpool just have to much finesse at the moment and I’m backing them to get the three points.
Reigning Champions Liverpool welcome the Gunners to Anfield on Monday night, in a game that could be worth more than three points.
Liverpool and Arsenal are tied on six points towards the top of the Premier League, following back to back wins from their opening two games. A win for either side would be significant, as they would overtake the other in such an early stage of the season.
Last time out Liverpool were triumphant over Chelsea winning 2-0. The Reds were back to their imperious best, as Mane’s two goals helped Liverpool to get all three points in a pretty comfortable away day in the capital. Not only did Klopp see his side snatch all three points, but Thiago Alcântara made his long-awaited debut for Liverpool, and looked nothing short of world-class.
Elsewhere the Gunners were victorious in their London derby winning 2-1 against West Ham. Lacazette headed in the opener early on, before Michail Antonio scored on the brink of half time to level the score. Despite Arsenal scoring first, the Irons dominated the second half and would have been in front if they had taken their chances.
Minutes before the end, Eddie Nketiah scored his fourth career goal sending Arsenal towards the top of the pack, unbeaten and full of momentum.
Both Liverpool and Arsenal played midweek in the Carabao Cup as Mikel Arteta’s side beat the Foxes 2-0 whilst the Reds also progressed to the next round after beating Lincoln City 7-2. Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Liverpool back in July was their first win over the Reds in 10 Premier League games. The Gunners are looking for back to back league wins against Liverpool for the first time since September 2012.
But Anfield has become a fortress over the last few years, and Liverpool are currently unbeaten in 60 games at home, a run stretching back to 2017, meaning a win for Arteta’s side is looking like mission impossible.