Arsenal are looking to secure at least a point to mathematically rule out Liverpool’s chances of catching up with them in the league. However, a win would confirm their dominance and bolster their title bid.
Despite struggling on the road, Liverpool have only lost one league game at Anfield all season, which makes Arsenal’s task all the more difficult. Nevertheless, Arsenal are in great form this season, having taken 29 more points than they did at this point last season.
Former Arsenal player Ray Parlour has assessed the two sides and has picked only two Liverpool players that would make it into a combined XI for the two teams. According to Parlour, Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah would be the only two Liverpool players to make the cut. Arsenal’s solid defensive record of conceding just 27 goals this season has prompted Parlour to select Aaron Ramsdale over Alisson in goal.
Parlour also highlighted the impressive performances of Arsenal’s Ben White, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Thomas Partey, and Martin Odegaard, which means no Liverpool midfielders would make it into the team.
Sunday’s game is expected to be a tough one for both sides. Liverpool, who have gone three games without a win, will be looking to bounce back against the league leaders. Meanwhile, Arsenal will be eager to continue their impressive form and maintain their position at the top of the table. Klopp has hailed Arsenal’s form and is expecting a tough game. Anfield awaits, and both sides will be looking to deliver.