Absolute shocking result at the emirates as Arsenal were torn apart by clinical Liverpool side. 60 minutes into the first game of the season and fans started to boo Arsene Wenger who was without several first team players.
Arsenal took on Liverpool in the opening premier league game on Sunday, 14th August and it turned out to be a quite a game at Emirates. Arsenal dominated the first 45 minutes but it took over 30 minutes for them to finally break the deadloack. Walcott missed the penalty but minutes later made amends with a nicely taken goal. However Liverpool scored with a stunning freekick from Coutinho. After the break Liverpool produce 15 minutes of magic scoring twice and taking the lead to 3-1 at Emirates.
Match Highlights: (English)
Arsenal 3-4 Liverpool Highlights
[ English Premier League ]
30′ 0 – 0 Theo Walcott missed the penalty kick at half hour mark when Simon Mignolet guessed the right way and saved the spot kick.
31′ 1 – 0 Theo Walcott scored minutes later with nicely taken goal to gave Arsenal 1-0 deserved lead.
45′ 1 – 1 Philippe Coutinho scored with a stunning freekick to make it 1-1 just before the break.
49′ 1 – 2 Adam Lallana scored totally against the run of play in second half to make it 2-1 for Liverpool.
56′ 1 – 3 Philippe Coutinho tapped home after a superb low cross from Daniel Clyne.
63′ 1 – 4 Sadio Mane
64′ 2 – 4 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
75′ 3 – 4 Calum Chambers
Arsenal vs Liverpool Team News & Preview: Liverpool will be hoping for a fast winning start in premier league when they travel to face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, 14th August 2016. Its a massive game for both sides who will be looking to finish in the champions league places. Last time these two meet was back in January when both of these teams played out entertaining 3-3 draw.
Liverpool has massive injury worries at the moment and with games coming thick and fast this is the real test of Klopp’s managerial credentials. He started with team full of academy players against Stoke in the FA Cup last friday to give some of the main players rest ahead of Arsenal game.
We will have the team news and possible starting lineups couple of days ahead of the kickoff so check back on monday to see the team news and whether Liverpool will have enough first team players to start against Arsenal..
Possible Starting Lineups:
This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Wednesday night.
Predictions: Hard one to predict this one, Arsenal are playing some superb football at the moment with Mesut Ozil the main man for Wenger while Giroud, Sanchez are chipping in with goals. Liverpool has shown alot of good signs since Jurgen Klopp’s arrival, Liverpool do look a solid unit playing at home and they press as a team for best part of 90 minutes which might disrupt Arsenal’s attacking flow.
But for Liverpool to get somthing out of this game they need their first choice defenders fit and starting the game. If that is the case I am going with Liverpool to get a win at Anfield and stop Arsenal getting away with the title. So its a narrow 2-1 win for Liveprool as far as I am concerned.
Absolute cracking first half saw four goals scored between the two sides. Liverpool pressed Arsenal with every inch of the pitch and they struck the first blood with Firmino scoring his second goal for Liverpool. But the lead was short lived as Ramsey scored with a neat finish at near post but Firmino gave Liverpool lead again only for Liverpool defense to let themselves down with allowing Arsenal getting back on level terms. Teams went into the break with score tied at 2-2.
After the break Arsenal took the lead through Olivier Giroud and it looked like Arsenal will hold on to 3-2 win but a late late goal from Joe Allen earned a very hard fought point for Jurgen Klopp side while Arsenal will be disappointed after leading for most of the second half to through away the lead.