Arsenal visited Anfield for a massive Premier League clash on Saturday evening and they went into the game with some controversial decision by Wenger who left Alexis Sanchez on the bench. Game started with Liverpool dominating every second ball and made Arsenal pay for it inside first 10 minutes than Roberto Firmino scored to make it 1-0. Sadio Mane doubled the lead just before the break as Arsenal had a moutain to climb in second half.
Liverpool 2-1 Arsenal Highlights
[ English Premier League 2017 Match ]
9′ 1 – 0 Roberto Firmino scores inside first 10 mintues with a neat finish as Liverpool took advantage of sloppy Arsenal defense.
40′ 2 – 0 Sadio Mane made it 2-0 just before the break as Liverpool went into cruise control.
57′ 2 – 1 Danny Welbeck
Arsenal vs Liverpool Team News & Preview: Liverpool has only won one premier league game since the start of 2017 and they just can not afford to drop points on Saturday otherwise finishing in top four will become a uphil task considering, City, United and Arsenal have game in hand.
Arsenal on the other hand will have all their main players back and should start with a strong lineup. Wenger will fancy his team’s chances at Anfield where Liverpool just can not seem to buy a win at the moment. Jurgen Klopp has been under pressure for the first time since his arrival at the club so it makes it a classic premier league encounter.
Arsenal 3-4 Liverpool – 14 August 2016
[ 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
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, as both Arsenal and Liverpool have been unpredictable for last couple of months. Liverpool has slumped to a terrible string of results which see them outside the top four while Arsenal tend to finish of their league season on a high and I am expecting Arsenal to produce another good performance at Anfield on Saturday evening.
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.