Liverpool vs Arsenal: Anfield has been the stage for humiliation for the Gunners with 22 goals conceded in just six games

By | 24th August 2019

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.

Sadio Mane netted as Liverpool smashed Arsenal 5-1 at Anfield last season
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Arsenal were smashed 4-0 in August 2017 in Merseyside
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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.

Roberto Firmino scored a hat-trick, with Sadio Mane and Mo Salah also chipping in.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles scored what was the definition of a consolation goal.

ANFIELD DOMINATION

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.


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.

Liverpool won 3-1 in March 2017 with Georgino Wijnaldum netting a penalty
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Arsenal went 3-1 down to Liverpool in January 2016 – but came back for a 3-3 draw
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Martin Skrtel headed one in during a 2-2 draw in December 2014
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Giant defender also scored, twice, in a thumping 5-1 win in February 2014
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This post written by John Hutchinson originally appeared on Football news - transfers, fixtures, scores, pictures | The Sun. Read the full post here.

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