Liverpool vs Arsenal live stream
2017 hasn’t been the year as both teams would have liked it to be. With Arsenal on verge of early exit from Champions League. Pressure is building upon Arsene Wenger to deliver. He has been consistently delivering a top 4 finish and 2 fa cups in last few years. But, the fans are getting disillusioned due to lack of progress in the Europe and challenging for the title. On their trip to Anfield, they have Aaron Ramsey, Laurent Koscielny and Olivier Giroud returning, while Danny Welbeck is in contention to start following his knee problem. Mohamed Elneny will miss out through an ankle issue, with Santi Cazorla a long-term absentee after undergoing foot surgery. Ozil is doubtful for the game. Arsenal would be looking to exploit the chinks in the opposition’s offensive protection without Henderson.
While Liverpool has been knocked out from all the cup competitions. They went for a mid-season break but on their return. They found revitalised Leicester City who has stopped them from building upon their win from Spurs. However, Henderson and Sturridge are expected to miss out on this outing. The captain’s experience and domination in the midfield have been vital for the Reds. Lovren is back and is expected to line-up with Matip and Lucas dropping to the bench.
Liverpool is unbeaten in their last three home Premier League games against Arsenal (W1 D2 L0).
There have been 16 goals scored in those three games at Anfield at an average of 5.3 per game. With the most recent game there ending in the 3-3 draw last season.
The Reds have only kept two clean sheets in their last 22 Premier League games against the Gunners and none in their 10 meetings at Anfield since a 1-0 win in February 2006.
Jurgen Klopp is aiming to become the first Liverpool manager since Gerard Houllier. In 1999/2000 to do a Premier League home/away double over Arsene Wenger in a single season.
Klopp has exactly the same record as Liverpool as Brendon Rodgers. Which is (P56 W27 D16 L13 and 97 points).
Olivier Giroud has scored five goals in his last seven Premier League appearances against Liverpool. Also including three in his last two at Anfield.
The only Arsenal player in Premier League history with more Premier League goals versus Liverpool than Olivier Giroud (5). That is Thierry Henry (8). Andrey Arshavin has five alongside Giroud.
Should Liverpool win this game then it would be their 50th home league win over Arsenal. As it stands they’ve only beaten Man City (50), Newcastle (53) and Aston Villa (55) more often in home league games in their history.
Four of the 61 chances that Mesut Ozil has created this season. He has been assisted (6.6%). Last season after 22 appearances, he had created 98 goalscoring chances. And 16 of these were converted by the recipient of his pass (16.3%).
Arsenal (13) have won more than double the number of points. From their seven Premier League games in 2017 so far than Liverpool (6).
This fixture has seen 16 goals scored in the 90th minute or later in the Premier League. More than any other fixture in the history of the competition.