Liverpool V Arsenal – Who Will Get Their Top Four Challenge Back on Track?

Tomorrow evening sees a massive game in the Premier League, as Liverpool host Arsenal in the late kick-off. Arsenal have only lost one of their last nine visits to Anfield. Both sides will be looking to take advantage of this game and get their respective top four challenges back on track. If Liverpool manage to get the three points against Arsenal, they will climb above the Gunners into fourth place. Although Arsenal do have a game in hand over Liverpool.

I couldn’t believe how poor Liverpool were on Monday night against Leicester. Jurgen Klopp’s side played into Leicester’s hands. Liverpool left so much space at the back, if they do that against Arsenal you can only see one winner. With the likes of Sanchez and Ozil in the side it is vital that Liverpool close down quickly, don’t let Arsenal’s key players have time on the ball. Jurgen Klopp’s men have only won one of their last seven games. Their form must improve if they have any hope of finishing in the top four this season.

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is set to return. Lovren has returned to full training after his knee injury. Lovren’s return will be a welcome sight for Klopp. Liverpool’s defensive frailties have been there for all to see lately. Admittedly, Lovren is a defender who does not fill you with much confidnce, he is still a better choice than playing Lucas Leiva in defence. This game is a hard one to call, both sides have had a few blips this season, it will be a very tight game.

Arsenal welcome back both Aaron Ramsey and Laurent Koscielny. Ramsey has been missing for the last four games with a calf problem but is now in contention to play a part against Liverpool. Koscielny is likely to start having shaken off his thigh problem he picked up in the game against Bayern Munich. Danny Welbeck will also be involved, Arsene Wenger choosing not to risk him against Sutton, due to the artificial surface.

If I were to pick a winner in this game, I would choose Arsenal. Liverpool’s defence is far to vulnerable to cope with Sanchez. When the Chilean is in full flow he is almost unplayable. I worry about Liverpool’s defence, I have mentioned before that the club need to back Klopp this summer. The squad needs a good overhaul. Arsenal have too much for Liverpool in this game in my opinion.

If I was a betting man, I would go for Arsenal to win 2-1 and Sanchez to score. Let’s hope the game lives up to expectations. When the bigger sides meet each other, the majority of the time they aren’t very entertaining, with both sides usually cancelling each other out.