Having been somewhat unfortunate not to secure all three points against Manchester City last weekend, Liverpool get the opportunity to do just that against another top side as Arsenal visit Anfield on Sunday.
After the humiliation of the previous week’s 3-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion, the Reds supporters needed some proof that what Brendan Rogers is trying to achieve is attainable, and they certainly got it as Liverpool tore into the City defence with some slick passing moves.
However, it was from a corner that the first goal came, as Martin Skrtel powered home a header, and it is from such situations that the Gunners could also be vulnerable. With Sterling offering pace on the left, and Saurez, who bent a delightful free kick past Joe Hart, a big danger all over the front line, this is a match that Liverpool will be optimistic of coming out on top in.
As for Arsenal, they looked toothless in the 0-0 opening day draw with Sunderland, and it was more of the same at Stoke as Arsene Wenger’s new look strike-force continued to misfire, with Olivier Giroud in particular guilty of a glaring miss.
Anfield has been a happy hunting ground in the past for the London side, as they have hit the home side on the break to pinch results, and the worry is of that scenario unfolding again. The Liverpool defence was at sixes and sevens against Manchester City, undoing all the hard work done by the seven players in front of them, and so this is a match in which Steven Gerrard needs to stamp his authority.
Nuri Sahin, a one-time target of Arsenal, may be brought in to add a touch of quality to the midfield, but whatever the line-ups, it promises to be a fascinating if nail-biting 90 minutes if past encounters are anything to go by.
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