Just two days before the New Year’s Eve, Liverpool has the opportunity to consolidate its first position in the league. This will only happen if they defeat Arsenal. Liverpool vs Arsenal is a true derby of the Premier League, but the match was also played in the FA Cup or League Cup. The rivalry between the two teams is not a big one, but in the current context the match becomes very important, especially for Liverpool.
Manager: Jurgen Kloop
Manager: Unai Emery
Stadium: Anfield. Date: 29.12.2018. Kick off: 17:30
Liverpool vs Arsenal in figures
Of the 191 disputes between Liverpool and Arsenal, 95 were played on Anfield. The Reds have won 50, drawn 19 and lost 26 on their own field in front of Arsenal.
In recent years there have been many draws between the two teams, but also a series of Liverpool victories. The last victory of The Gunners on Anfield Road dates back to 2012, while Liverpool managed to win almost all other encounters since then.
Liverpool vs Arsenal (29 December 2018, 17:30 UK time)
Liverpool has long been a leader in the Premier League. Even if they are just a point away from Manchester City, the Reds have strong chances at the trophy. Even more, Liverpool is the only Premier League team to be unbeaten by five games, unlike Man City, who has gone wrong with Chelsea.
A victory is crucial for Liverpool to stay at a minimum distance from Man City.
Players to watch on Liverpool’s side are Mo Salah, who scored 10 goals in the Premier League, Sadio Mane and Shaqiri. On the other hand, the Gunners have Aubameyang, who scored 10 goals so far and Lacazette with 6. All the attacking players of both teams have actively participated in the creation stage, with Mo Salah leading the assists for Liverpool.
Liverpool: Milner, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Solanke, Matip.
Arsenal: Bellerín, Mustafi, Holding, Welbeck, Mavropanos.