LIV vs ARS Dream11 Prediction: Liverpool is set to welcome Arsenal at Anfield right after taking on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Liverpool has won all their games so far, including against teams like Chelsea and Leeds United. In these games, they have scored 13 goals, including 7 against Lincoln in the Carabao Cup and 4 against Leeds United. However, the only game that Liverpool have not won this season was against Arsenal in the FA Charity Community Shield where they lost on penalties after a 1-1 draw at the end of normal time. Arsenal have really seemed to turn a corner since the appointment of Mikel Arteta and won the FA Cup under him last season. They are also unbeaten this season having scored 7 goals in three games, conceding just once. Arsenal has impressed more than a few people with their gameplay and tactics but beating Liverpool will be a real statement of intent by the Gunners. A win against last season’s runaway champions will send clear signs in the Premier League that they too are a force to be reckoned with. Klopp will be aware of it and look to rectify the errors they made in the Community Shield game against Arsenal.
Fixture name & competition: Liverpool vs Arsenal, English Premier League
Date & Time: 28th September, 12:30 am (IST)
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool
LIV – LWWWW;
ARS – WDWWW
Head-to-head (last five meetings): Over the last 5 meetings, Liverpool has won 3 and Arsenal have won 2.
Last meeting: Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool (FA Charity Community Shield, 29th August 2020)
Live Streaming: Star Sports Select HD, Disney + Hotstar
Liverpool Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joel Matip are confirmed as being unavailable for this game. Captain, Jordan Henderson, is also set to miss out on the game.
Doubtful: James Milner hasn’t been completely ruled out but it is still unlikely that he will feature. Thiago Alcantara and Allison Becker both missed training which has raised some concerns.
Expected changes: Joe Gomez is now fit means he replaces Fabinho in defence. If Allison is not fit, he will be replaced by Adrian and Thiago will be replaced by Naby Keita in midfield.
LIV Playing 11 (probable):
Allison Becker (GK)
Virgil van Dijk
Arsenal Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Arsenal have some major injury concerns with Calum Chambers, Cedric Soares, Gabriel Martinelli, Pablo Mari, Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis Papastathopoulos are all ruled out of the game.
Doubtful: There are no doubtful players for Arsenal.
Expected changes: Mikel Arteta made a number of changes for their game against Leicester in midweek and we can expect most of the first team names back in the line-up and you can check out our LIV vs ARS Dream11 Team Prediction.
ARS Playing 11 (probable):
Bernd Leno (GK)
Who will win today’s match?
Liverpool will be the clear favourites to win this with odds of 1/2 as Jurgen Klopp’s men winning the league by 18 points, whereas Arsenal finished 8th in the Premier League table. But Mikel Arteta seems to have transformed Arsenal and added a sense of structure to their defence which looks far more cohesive now. Odds of 19/4 for an Arsenal win is quite unflattering for the Gunners but that is where Arteta’s men will look to take the advantage. As everyone has pegged for a Liverpool win, all the pressure is on the current Premier League champions to produce a result. One major point in Liverpool’s favour is that they are on a record-breaking run at Anfield and it will take a very special performance from Arsenal to break that run. It will be a difficult task for the Londoners but Arteta will feel up to it as they have been playing better than they have in a very long time and this will be a good test of how far they have come as a team. The Gooners will hope for a repeat of what happened at Wembley a few weeks ago but Liverpool at Anfield is a different ballgame altogether. Check out our LIV vs ARS Dream11 Match Prediction
Mohamed Salah – Mo Salah has been loving life during his second stint in the Premier League. He has already won the Premier League title and the Champions League here, scoring an abnormal amount of goals every season. He also kicked off this season by scoring 3 goals on an opening day against Leeds United. There will be no doubt that Kieran Tierney will have a massive task on his hands when he comes up against the Egyptian speedster.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Aubameyang forged his name in the hearts of Gooners by rejecting top clubs and signing a new contract extension with Arsenal. He has been a golden boot contender ever since he joined the club and also managed to win it in the 2018/19 season. He scored the opening goal when these two sides met for the Community Shield and has a goal and assists since then.
Sadio Mane – Sadio Mane is often touted as one of the best left-wingers in the world at the moment and has consistently put up world-class numbers for Liverpool during his time there. After blanking against Leeds United, he scored both the goals in a 2-0 win against Chelsea. He will now look to terrorize the Arsenal backline with his lethal runs into the attacking third.
X-factors (differential picks) Bottom of Form
Alexander Lacazette – After an underwhelming 2019/20 campaign, Lacazette has responded to criticism by scoring 2 goals in 2 games this season. More attacking options for Mikel Arteta in Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka, Willian and Eddie Nketiah means Lacazette has to put up top performances on a weekly basis or risk getting dropped from the squad. This is likely to fire him to
Thiago Alcantara – The Spaniard made his Liverpool debut by getting subbed on in the second half against Chelsea. In just 45 minutes, Thiago registered 75 accurate passes and 56 of them were in the opposition’s half. He did get bailed out when Allison saved a penalty that Thiago conceded but overall it was a very reassuring performance by the former Bayern Munich man.
Willian – Willian has had a great start to life on the other side of London and has directly replaced their most expensive player, Nicolas Pepe, in the starting lineup. Willian has 2 assists in the league so far and will look to be the difference-maker and get off the mark in the goals department against Liverpool when the two sides meet. His link-up with Aubameyang and Lacazette has been excellent so far and Mikel Arteta must be pleased with what he is seeing.