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Liverpool vs Arsenal – Match Preview

Liverpool’s defensive options have been bolstered by the return to fitness of Mamadou Sakho and Kolo Toure, and the loan signing of Steven Caulker.

Jordan Henderson, Jordon Ibe and James Milner could also all be back.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to recall Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker after resting them against Sunderland.

Alexis Sanchez is not yet fit enough to return, while Santi Cazorla, Francis Coquelin, Danny Welbeck and Jack Wilshere remain out.

Editor’s Note: The treatment table is fully booked at Anfield as Liverpool have an injury list as long as your arm right now and unfortunately for them they have to play host to Premier League leaders Arsenal this evening.

Their injury concerns especially in Defence have been slightly eased by the loan signing of Steven Caulker along with the return to fitness of Mamadou Sakho and Kolo Toure. Jurgen Klopp made 11 changes for the F.A. Cup Draw against Exeter and he is expected to make another 11 for the visit of Arsenal.

Their Cup Draw was not the perfect way to bounce back after an abject performance away at West Ham which led to a 2-0 defeat with Andy Carroll managing to get on the scoresheet against his former club, Jurgen Klopp will be hoping that his side can raise their game for the visit of Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal.

Sitting top of the table and comfortably in the 4th Round of the Cup with a home tie against Burnley to follow life is going pretty good for Arsenal right now. If results go there way they could be as much as 5 points clear by the end of the evening but Anfield is never an easy place for Arsenal to travel to with them not registering a win their since 2012.

They were slightly fortunate to come away with all 3 points at home to Newcastle in their last league encounter, were it not for some wayward finishing then it could have been a different story but that’s a sign of a team at the top, winning games they probably haven’t deserved to.

Arsenal’s own injury concerns are easing slightly by key man Alexis Sanchez is still missing, thankfully for Arsene Wenger his German Midfielder Mesut Ozil is more than picking up the slack as of late and you could argue they haven’t really missed Sanchez all that much

The last two home fixtures in the league for Arsenal has seen wins but their last time on the road saw them thumped 4-0 at Southampton on Boxing Day. I think that was more a blip than anything else and with Liverpool having a patched up Defence as of late I don’t think will we see a repeat of the Boxing Day scoreline for The Gunners.

I’ll go with the league leaders reinforcing the place at the top with a win at Anfield Tomorrow with defeat meaning Jurgen Klopp’s men stay outside the European places. An away win for me


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