The upcoming match between Arsenal and Liverpool FC is going to be ballistic and action-packed. Being separated by just one point on the table, Arsenal is ranked 5th just behind Liverpool who are ranked 4th in the league table. After securing their victory against Newcastle United FC in their last match, the Gunners would also want to gun down The Reds on their home ground Emirates Stadium, London which has a capacity of 60355 seats. The visiting team, on the other hand, hasn’t lost a single match in their last five games. Registering a clean sheet by completely sweeping off AFC Bournemouth with 4 goals to nil to secure three points would like to repeat the same in this match as well.
However, if one would consider the league positions of both these team then they would bet it all on Liverpool FC because the new Jurgen Klopp team has won three of the four matches they played against Arsenal. It seems like Liverpool FC has found a highway through the Arsenal defense and star goalkeepers Petr Cech, Ospina, etc. Arsene Wegner’s gunners would try to return the favor with the likes of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Jack Wilshere forming their spearhead to secure the number 4 position for them.
Both the teams would be playing to win as whoever bags the winning points will surely strengthen their position to qualify for the next season of UEFA Champions League. The best thing about English football is that you can never be too sure on a particular team as at any moment, the table can be turned.
Tournament – English Premier League 2017 – 2018
Venue- Emirates Stadium, London, England
Date and Time- 1:15 AM IST on Saturday, December 23, 2017
LIV – W, W, D, D, W
ARS – W, L, D, D, W
Everything points to plenty of goals when Arsenal host Liverpool on Friday in a potential pre-Christmas cracker. The Reds, fresh from hammering Bournemouth 4-0 last weekend, have netted at least three times in each of their previous four Premier League games against the Gunners. However, if Jurgen Klopp’s men are going to make it six Premier League outings unbeaten versus Arsenal they will be made to earn it. A return of 13 wins from their last 14 home league fixtures for the London club shows how much of a tough place to visit Emirates Stadium is.
Arsenal has lost their last three Premier League games against Liverpool and will be determined not to let it happen again. They haven’t lost four in a row against them since May 1998.
Klopp’s side will come into the game full of confidence having become the first team in top-flight history to have won four consecutive away games by a margin of at least three goals following their 4-0 thumping at Bournemouth last time out.
If the Gunners are to take anything away from the tie then Wenger will need to stifle the Reds’ key asset, Salah, who became the first Premier League player to reach 20 goals in all competitions this season in the aforementioned tie against Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth.
ARS (Probable 11) –
Cech (GK), Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Bellerin, Xhaka, Wilshere, Kolasinac; Ozil, Sanchez, Lacazette
LIV (Probable 11) –
Mignolet (GK), Gomez, Lovren, Klavan, Milner; Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Coutinho, Mane
Mohamed Salah (LIV)
Roberto Firmino (LIV)
Philippe Coutinho (LIV)
Petr Cech (ARS)
Mesut Ozil (ARS)
Alexis Sanchez (ARS)
Arsenal is able to climb above Friday’s opponents in the Premier League rankings with a victory, while a draw will see them end the day level on points. Liverpool has a superior goal difference, however, with their success on the road a major reason as to why – no team has scored more away goals in the Premier League this season.
Gunners shot-stopper Petr Cech comes into the game just one clean sheet away from becoming the first ever goalkeeper to record 200 shutouts in the English top flight, though he’s conceded 14 goals in his five games against Liverpool; at least six more than he has against any other side.
We are providing you the LIV Vs ARS football match preview based on our research and understanding. Please choose your own probable playing 11 as these matches are quite risky to predict who will play and who will not get the chance to play.