Here are the five players who could change the game on their own when Liverpool play Arsenal.
Liverpool will invite Arsenal to Anfield in a Saturday evening fixture. Jurgen Klopp and Unai Emery are the only two managers to manage cent per cent win record in the opening two games of the Premier League.
The Reds kicked off their league season with a 4-1 victory over Norwich City before lifting the Super Cup in the mid-week. It was followed by a game within three days, but it did not deter the reigning Champions League winners. They edged Southampton in St. Marys Stadium on Saturday and have one week to prepare for this big tie which promises goals.
While Liverpool were busy with four games within three weeks, the Gunners had to play just two weeks since this season’s Premier League initiated. They did not look convincing in both the games – edging Newcastle United and Burnley in the first two games. There is still room for improvement, but Unai Emery will be hoping to carry the positive start into a tie which has never been in their favour since 2012.
The Liverpool boss is yet to taste defeat against Arsenal and boasts the scoreline of 3-3, 3-1, 4-0, and 5-1 in their last four home games. Similar to last season, Liverpool are starting to find a way to bag all three points without staying at their best. They head into fixture as favourites, but revamped Unai Emery’s side could cause damage because of the lethal frontline.
There have been plenty of standout individual performers in this fixture. We shall look at the five players who could make a massive difference in Saturday’s clash.
#5 Mohamed Salah (Liverpool):
Mohamed Salah scored one and set up one against Norwich City in the opening day. The Egyptian missed a couple of chances in the game against Southampton, which he normally tucks the ball behind the back of the net with ease.
The Liverpool forward starts the season slowly, but he still is a severe dangerman for the Gunners, who have to cut the leakage of goals in the backline. The likes of Sokratis and David Luiz are too slow for Liverpool’s forwards – helping the course of the opponents. They could take full advantage of that situation, while the left flank of Arsenal’s defence could prove to be a total nightmare.
Sead Kolasinac does not have pace, either do the other two centre-backs. This could help the record Premier League scorer to exploit the backline and cause havoc in the offensive areas of the pitch.