The Reds entertain the gunners at Anfield on Saturday evening by 17:30 -West Africa Time -for their first encounter in the 2019/2020 premier league campaign.
This fixture may just prove to be pivotal to both teams as their title ambitions will no doubt, be put to the TEST and a win for any of the two sides may just offer a major confidence boost into this seasons competition.
This fixture as seen 93 home games in the EPL, of which Liverpool came out winners in 50 of those meetings compared to Arsenal’s 24. This implies that the Reds have won more than half the matches played at Anfield against the gunners and scored 81 times more against them in the process[ 186 goals to 105 goals].
TIS -Arsenal’s current visits to Anfield saw them winless on 6 occasions against Liverpool since the first half of the 2012/2013 season, of which they conceded more than 2 times the goals they scored.
Jurgen Klopp’s team are in form as they are on an 11 match winning streek, (equalling their previously set record under Brendan Rogers between February & April 2014) and may equal their all time premier league win record of 12 out of 12 under Kenny Dalglish, if they are victorious against Unai Emery’s side on Saturday.
Questions asked is: “will Liverpool, should Liverpool win on saturday, what would it mean?”
Answer: It will be special to maintain their spot in the standings but they shouldn’t feel they are their yet because they’ve not been convincing enough; they start games too poorly, and honestly, they were fortunate against Chelsea and Southampton in the UEFA Super Cup & premier league respectively. In addition, they look vulnerable at the back mostly with Adrian in between the poles. No hard feelings but with all this, it really feels as though they won’t top the standings for long if they win at Anfield.
Arsenal on the other hand have started the season on a HIGH, and the introduction of D.ceballos into the team has proven to be inspiring; he looks an absolute gem for the gunners and he’s gat something that has been lacking in the Emirates for years -THAT FIGHTING SPRIT. Hold on a sec, Arsenal may be free-flowing in attack and ‘P.Aubameyang and Lacazette’ may look hungry for goals, but the back-line #defense looked an issue, even with the intro of David Luiz into the team that played against Burnley; they weren’t confident enough playing from the back and defending aerial balls was a problem. Barnes goal was simply a result of poor defending but if they really want to win against Liverpool, then they simply have to improve at the back.
Question asked: “what if Arsenal wins at Anfield?”
Answer: It will be amazing seeing them top the standings, and they will still be fans major favourites this term, but as champs of England, I don’t know. Well, Kronke said that their goal is to win every competition including the premier league and this is their first major step to realizing that goal. So it’s up to Emery & his players.
Final Words & Prediction
This is the point were things get tough. Predicting the scoreline should have been easy in favour of the Reds, but the gunners massive improvement this season makes that look unlikely; Arsenal look really hungry than ever before and have what it takes to compete with Liverpool’s fire power. I really want to give Arsenal the benefit of a doubt here by giving them a go on this one. It sounds crazy, but I tip the gunners to win this tie: