Liverpool’s fine run of form came to an end thanks to a brilliant performance by Manchester United, news just doesn’t seem to go right for the Reds as not only are they 5 points behind the 4th place team in the league, Raheem Sterling has caused a bit of a furore by not committing to a new deal and even came out with an interview which has not helped his cause at the club.
Liverpool will hope to get their groove back on but they face a stern task after the International break and travel to Arsenal, they will also be without club captain Steven Gerrard and Martin Skrtel who are serving 3 match bans for various indiscretions during the game against United, with just 8 games remaining to secure a Champions League spot, we look at the predicted line-up for the Reds against Arsenal.
The Belgian goalkeeper has been a revelation in the second half of the season and has fully repaid the club with a string of impressive performances. He would have to be at his best against Arsenal if Liverpool hope to get a positive result from the game.
With Martin Skrtel injured, Kolo Toure could start in the heart of defence. Toure is a former Arsenal player and could be looking to make a mark as he visits an ex-employer.
The signing of the season so far, at least in terms of value for money. Can has looked amazing at the centre back role even though he is a midfielder and will have to be at the top of his game to shut out Sanchez and co.
The Frenchman has slowly but surely grown into the Liverpool defence and will be looking to keep the Arsenal attacking trio quiet.
Moreno had looked brilliant at the second half of the season, but his form has trailed off maybe the international break could have helped him rest a bit and he could make an impact against the Gunners.
Adam Lallana might be a bit of a doubt and this could be the chance for Lazar to shine for the Reds in this all important tie.
Raheem had stated that the Arsenal link was pleasing and he could do some damage to the Gunners with a great performance against them.
The Captain who will have to step up, Henderson will have a bit of a challenge to ensure that they do have a good balance and stronghold of the midfield against the Gunners and hopefully can lead Liverpool to victory.
The ticker in midfield, Allen would need to play out of his socks to ensure that Liverpool do well in the match against a tough Arsenal team with a lot of attacking talent.
The spark at the heart of the Liverpool attack, the International break might have come at the right time so that he can charge up and spring back into the attack for Liverpool in this crucial set of fixtures.
Sturridge did not take part in the international break, but he is fit to play against Arsenal and will hope to shake off a bit of rustiness so that he can start scoring again.