Liverpool v Arsenal Prediction: Liverpool line-up
Liverpool will be aiming to keep up their good start to the season when they face Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp’s men have won both league games so far, but need more fine tuning at the back to keep that winning run going.
On Saturday, they will face an Arsenal side who have also won both their opening games and look good going forward. However, at the back, the Gunners look twitchy.
Hoping for a high-scoring game shouldn’t come as a surprise, especially if we delve into the history of this fixture.
Naby Keita is still out with the muscle injury he suffered prior to the Super Cup game. It would probably two to three more weeks for him to come back.
Alisson continues to nurse his calf injury and it could take another month before we probably see him in action. Nathaniel Clyne is a long-term absentee.
Predicted Liverpool XI
Formation – 4-3-3
Manager – Jurgen Klopp
In the continued absence of Alisson, Adrian is certain to be in goal for this game.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB)
The youngster has made a slightly underwhelming start to the season. He would be hoping to get that right on Saturday.
Joel Matip (CB)
Even though Joe Gomez is an option, Matip seems to be doing better along side Virgil van Dijk at the moment.
Virgil van Dijk (CB)
The Dutchman was superb against Southampton last weekend. He is probably one certain starter in every league game.
Andy Robertson (LB)
The Scotland captain was very good at the South Coast. He would be looking to build on that against the Gunners.
Fabinho came off the bench later on against Southampton as part of the squad rotation. He should be ready to start on Saturday.
Jordan Henderson (RCM)
Just like Fabinho, captain Henderson came off the bench as Klopp rotated his squad for the Southampton game. Expect the midfielder to start in his usual advanced midfield role against Arsenal.
Georginio Wijnaldum (LCM)
Even though the Dutchman has made an underwhelming start to this season, he remains one of Klopp’s key players in midfield, especially in big home games. So, he is in line to start on Saturday.
Mohamed Salah (RW)
Not much doubt creeps into our minds when we predict the front three of Liverpool. One of them is Mohamed Salah, who loves playing against Arsenal at Anfield anyway.
Roberto Firmino (ST)
The last time these two teams met at Anfield, Firmino scored a hat-trick. The Brazilian star would be hoping to score a goal or two on Saturday as well.
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Sadio Mane (LW)
On current form, Mane is probably the hottest of the front three. His overall play and goal-scoring has been superb even though he had zero minutes of pre-season football under his belt. Arsenal defenders need to be vary of him.