Liverpool will lock their horns against Arsenal this weekend at the Emirates, in the next round of the Premier League. Both teams will try to win the match because of different causes. Liverpool are currently situated at 5th position in the league table and will try to win the match to retain their spot in the top four positions in the Premier League to earn a Qualification for the UEFA Champions League next season. A win in this vital match will be crucial for them to do so, as Klopp looks to push through with the hopes of winning his first title in England.
On the other hand, the Gunners are also fighting the Reds for a place in the top four. They will try to avoid any slip-ups now and take back all three points if possible. Three points from this important match could be crucial for both sides in the next half of the season.
Team News :
Daniel Sturridge will be unavailable to play in this match due to injury. Alberto Moreno, Grujic, Matip and Nathaniel Clyne are also among long term absentees. Karius will probably start in the Liverpool Goal in the match against Bournemouth while Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Klavan and Robertson will play in the defense for Liverpool. Wijnaldum, Can and Coutinho will feature in the heart of the midfield for Liverpool while Mane, Salah and Firmino will be leading Liverpool from the upfront in the match against Bournemouth.
Predicted First Eleven :
Goalkeeper : Karius
Defenders : Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Klaven, Robertson.
Midfielders : Wijnaldum, Can, Coutinho.
Attackers : Mane, Salah, Firmino.
Three Reasons Why Liverpool Can Beat Arsenal?
3. Already A Win This Season-
The Gunners have already been beaten 4-0 by Jurgen Klopp’s side this term at Anfield and will have the confidence going into this match yet again. The Merseyside outfit have looked the better team in recent times and are currently placed in 4th place, one point about their rivals this weekend who are currently in 5th.
If Liverpool do win this game, they will continue to be above the Gunners, in an attempt to catch hold of Chelsea. If the hosts manage to win the match, they will climb above their fierce rivals.
2. The Salah Form-
Mohamed Salah has been in the form of his life this term and is currently the top scorer in the top flight of English football. He has been scoring goals on a regular basis and will be a threat for the home side once again. Apart from scoring goals too, he has been providing assists for his team-mates as well, which has seen them dominate many top teams in various competitions.
Arsene Wenger will have to make a solid defensive plan to keep the Egyptian international and other Reds’ stars quiet on the night, if they wish to take back all three points from the game this weekend.
1. Arsenal’s Defensive Problems-
Wenger’s team has been facing a lot of problems at the back and have not been able to showcase consistency. For this reason, they have lost so many matches this term and have really faded out of the title challenge eventually. The French manager will want to change this now and will be hoping that his team can secure an easy win over their rivals on the night and climb up the points table.