Liverpool travel to London to face Arsenal as they look to take a big step in the top four race before returning to European action.
Liverpool will clash heads with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday night hoping to pick up all three points on the road. The Reds managed to earn a 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers before the international break which will give them some momentum heading into this weekend’s clash at North London.
With no new injury worries at the end of the international break, Jurgen Klopp will be relieved to have a few important faces available to him. In spite of a date against Real Madrid in the Champions League, the German is expected to stick to his first-choice eleven against the Gunners with top four qualification in the Premier League on the line.
Alisson Becker will feature in goal for the Reds after keeping a clean sheet versus Wolves in his last league outing. Ozan Kabak is expected to resume his center-half partnership with Nathaniel Phillips as they look to keep the Arsenal attackers at bay throughout the 90 minutes.
Trent Alexander-Arnold will once again operate at right-back while Andrew Robertson focuses on putting in another tireless performance as the left-back. Klopp will give both his full-backs the license to join in on the attack so that they can create some decent chances for their teammates up top.
Fabinho will operate in his usual position as the defensive midfielder while both Georginio Wijnaldum and Thiago Alcantara look to gain some control for the Reds at the center of the park. The midfield trio will have to find a way to engineer some decent goal-scoring opportunities in the final third with the hosts likely to defend deep.
Sadio Mane will be a nailed-on starter on the left-wing while Mohamed Salah tries to weave his magic from the right flank. Diogo Jota will get the responsibility to spearhead Klopp’s attack down the middle. The Portuguese striker scored the only goal of the game versus Wolves and even went on to bag a few more for Portugal during the international break. Therefore, his confidence will be sky-high going into this exciting league showdown at the English capital.