Premier League football continues on Saturday as Liverpool and Arsenal square off with each other in a blockbuster contest at Anfield.
The two sides are the top favorites for the league title this season, and they currently have only a one-point difference from each other.
Liverpool will enter the upcoming match on the back of a 5-1 victory over West Ham United in the EFL Cup.
Curtis Jones scored twice while Dominik Szoboszlai, Cody Gakpo, and Mohamed Salah were on target to help the Reds to a comfortable success.
However, the Merseyside giants endured a disappointing goalless draw with Manchester United on Sunday.
The Reds were expected to pick up maximum points against United who were missing some of their key players, including their captain Bruno Fernandes.
But Jurgen Klopp’s men had to settle for a point only after a brilliant defensive display from the visitors.
They now face another big test this weekend as they welcome Arsenal to Anfield.
Unlike their title challengers, the Gunners didn’t drop any points last time out as they beat Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium.
Gabriel Jesus opened the scoring in the 53rd minute before Kai Havertz added another to help the hosts to a comfortable victory.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will not have the services of several players this Saturday as Thiago Alcantara, Stefan Bajcetic, Joel Matip, Andrew Robertson, Alexis Mac Allister, Diogo Jota and Ben Doak are all out due to fitness issues.
Meanwhile, Arsenal also have their injury woes, with Takehiro Tomiyasu, Thomas Partey, Jurrien Timber, and Fabio Vieira all sidelined for the weekend’s fixture.
Liverpool vs Arsenal predicted line-ups
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Szoboszlai, Endo, Jones; Salah, Nunez, Diaz
Arsenal: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Rice, Havertz; Saka, Jesus, Martinelli
Liverpool vs Arsenal prediction
Jurgen Klopp was critical of the home atmosphere last time against West Ham, and so Anfield will likely be bouncing on Saturday. Arsenal haven’t been successful at the venue in over a decade, and we don’t believe they can pull off the feat this time.
The upcoming Premier League clash is unlikely to be a one-sided affair but we are backing the Reds to prevail.
Liverpool 2-1 Arsenal