Liverpool will make a trip to the Emirates as they lock horns with Arsenal this Sunday after their disappointing draw against Brighton last week. But Klopp is optimistic about the squad and will be expecting for a better outcome tomorrow.
Arsenal vs Liverpool: Match Preview
If we talk history, the Gunners have only won one of their last 14 encounters against the Reds. Last time Arsenal went with a victory was back in July 2020 with a 2-1 score. However, the Gunners have never lost 5 games in a row against Liverpool.
Even the most ardent Arsenal supporter would not have anticipated his team’s blistering start to the season after they acquired Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko from rivals Manchester City in the summer transfer window.
In the North London derby last weekend, Mikel Arteta’s team defeated Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 to maintain their position atop the Premier League standings.
It goes without saying that Liverpool is the only club that has recently been able to match Pep Guardiola’s Man City, making Sunday’s match incredibly interesting and maybe instructive in terms of predicting how the rest of the season will play out.
The Gunners defeated Bodo/Glimt 3-0 in the Europa League on Thursday night to extend their unbeaten streak in all competitions at home to eight games. What once appeared like crazy fantasies may now be seen as more attainable goals if they can stretch it nine in a row on Sunday and maintain their lead over Man City at the top of the league.
In contrast, Liverpool is off to its worst start to a season in a while. With Jurgen Klopp’s team behind their opponents by 11 points going into Sunday’s matchup.
The Merseysiders appeared to have turned a corner after picking up only two points from their first three games with back-to-back home victories over Bournemouth and Newcastle United. However, Everton and Brighton & Hove Albion have since held them at bay.
Roberto Firmino scored twice each side of halftime to help the Reds overcome a 2-0 deficit. The Reds went on to lead 3-2 in the second half against the Seagulls at Anfield last weekend. However, an inspired Leandro Trossard completed his hat trick to earn a point for his team.
Tuesday’s Champions League match against Rangers saw Klopp adapt to a more offensive style. The Europa League runners-up from the previous season were finally defeated by a 2-0 score. Thanks to a free-kick by Trent Alexander-Arnold and a penalty by Mohamed Salah for the win.
It remains to be seen if the German believes his team is capable of travelling to the Emirates Stadium to face an in-form Arsenal team with such a daring system. It is unquestionably a game they cannot afford to lose. Especially if they are to have any realistic chance of winning the Premier League this year.
The Predicted XI
The German boss is optimistic of Darwin Nunez. It won’t be a surprise to see Nunez start against the Gunners.
Here’s the predicted line-up for Liverpool:
Allison, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas, Fabinho, Thiago, Elliott, Diaz, Nunez, Salah.
What Anfield Home predicts
Arsenal 2-3 Liverpool
It is no secret, both teams have the finest attacking options. And we predict the game will see a lot of goals. However, Liverpool loves to win at the Emirates. Even though the Gunners are on a rampage in Premier League, their match against the Reds might just open an opportunity for the Sky Blues as Liverpool seems to have the edge to be the winners.