LIVERPOOL will be the big favourites when they host Arsenal – and it’s hardly a surprise.
The Gunners have failed to win in their last SIX visits to Anfield, drawing twice and losing four times.
And emphasising the one-way nature of the meetings, they have also conceded two or more goals in each match.
Total number of goals scored by Liverpool is 22.
In December last year, Jurgen Klopp‘s side thumped Arsenal 5-1 at home.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles scored what was the definition of a consolation goal.
And in August 2017, it was one-way traffic again with a 4-0 scoreline. Goals came from Firmino, Mane, Salah and Daniel Sturridge.
In March the season before Liverpool triumphed 3-1.
In January 2016 Arsenal managed a 3-3 draw, and also picked up a point in December 2014 with a 2-2 scoreline.
But in February 2014 defender Martin Skrtel was the unlikely scorer of two goals, with Raheem Sterling also bagging a brace. Sturridge got the other in a 5-1 win.
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So it’s highly likely many Gooners fans won’t be holding too much hope of a stunning victory at Merseryside.
But there might a few quietly confident after an impressive summer of recruitment.
Nicolas Pepe, a £74million signing from Lille could make his first start, while on-loan Dani Ceballos will look to build on his fine start.
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