The Reds will host the Gunners in their third Premier League fixture of the season. Liverpool will face off against Arsenal at the Anfield on Sunday in their third Premier League game. Jurgen Kloop will be delighted by his side win over Crystal Palace in their last Premier League game. Liverpool did well throughout the game as they dominated Frank De Boer’s side for the whole off 90 minute’s. Jurgen Kloop will be pleased by Sadio Mane’s performances as the Senegalese international has so far found the net twice in two Premier League game’s.
Arsene Wenger will definitely be dissappointed by his side performance as they narrowly lost to Stoke City. Despite putting in good efforts to win the game Arsenal lost 1-0 to Stoke as debutant Jese Rodriguez’s strike in the 47th minute separated the two side’s.
Liverpool will hope to get those 3 points against Arsenal. But Arsene will also hope to get a positive result from this fixture in order to go ahead on the League table.
The Reds as usual have 4 absentees. As Adam Lallana is sidelined for long period of time due to a thigh strain. Philippe Couthino is doubtful for this fixture due to a back injury. Nathan Clyne has a hamstring injury and has been sidelined for a long period of time. Adam Bogdan is also ruled out for this game due to a ACL injury. Apart from these four Jurgen Kloop has no fresh injury concerns to worry about.
The Gunners have only 2 injury concerns. Alexis Sanchez will not play the game as he has an abdominal injury and will only be available next month. Santi Cazorla will unfortunately miss the entire season due to a plantaris injury. Arsene Wenger too will have his whole first team fit and ready for this vital fixture.
Defender’s: Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Moreno.
Midfielder’s: Can, Henderson, Wijnaldum.
Attacker’s: Salah, Firmihno, Mane.
Goalkeeper: Petr Cech.
Defender’s: Holding, Monreal, Koscielny.
Midfielder’s: Chamberlain, Xhaka, Ramsey, Bellerin.
Attacking Midfielder’s: Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez.
Center Forward: Danny Welbeck.
My Score Prediction.
Liverpool 3 – 2 Arsenal.
Though the Merseyside outfit will have the advantage of playing at home and are leading by a couple of goals, it might be the Gunners who might recover in the second half. Despite that, it seems that the Reds will manage to hold on to a win and secure all three points.
The visitors have been quite poor in the first half and it will be interesting to see what kind of tactical change Wenger now applies to his squad. There is no doubt that the current formation is not working and players like Bellerin and Xhaka are seeming quite invisible.
The French manager will have to make his move soon, with time running out. Another win for the Merseyside outfit on the other hand, would bring them right back as a direct challenger to Manchester United, as the teams head into the international break.
Interesting to see how this game goes now, in the second half.