Dreaming of a silverware sweep this season, Liverpool will welcome Arsenal to Anfield on Wednesday night with a spot in the quarter-finals of this year’s EFL Cup up for grabs.
Pulling of yet another late fight back to snatch a 2-1 win off of Spurs over the weekend, Liverpool have continued on what has been a stellar start to the new campaign.
While Jurgen Klopp’s men might be yet to taste defeat across any format this season, Arsenal have continued to show some glaring inconsistencies.
Throwing away a two-goal lead at the Emirates on Sunday, the Gunners have won just one of their last five matches on the road and the pressure is really starting to mount on Unai Emery.
With Liverpool picking up a 3-1 win when the two sides met back in August, you might be interested to know that an identical outcome can be found at 12/1 with Ladbrokes.
The relentless Reds
Battling from behind to pick up a 2-1 win against Spurs on Sunday, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side have really begun to show some Championship resolve.
Extending their buffer over Manchester City to six points heading into November, the mood around Anfield continues to soar and their form on Merseyside has played a huge part in their title charge.
Now seen to be the favourite to clinch their first Premier League title come May, the reigning Champions League winners are unbeaten in their last 20 domestic games against ‘big six’ opponents at Anfield since a 1-0 defeat by Man United back in January 2016.
Dreaming of landing a silverware sweep this season, you might be interested to know that the Reds can be found at 5/1 with Bet365 to lift the EFL Cup next year, only behind City who sit at 13/8.
In terms of team news, with Klopp expected to make a string of changes on Wednesday, it is likely that the likes of Adam Lallana, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Joe Gomez will be handed a start.
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Unai Emery’s Arsenal headache
Throwing away a two-goal lead against Crystal Palace in North London over the weekend, Arsenal appear to be a side slumping back to their old ways.
Suffering a 1-0 loss away at a returning Sheffield United last week, a result that angered many around the Emirates, the Gunners also had to be saved by two late Nicolas Pepe strikes to hand them an extremely flattering 3-2 victory over Portuguese outfit Vitoria Guimaraes.
A huge part of their struggles, much like last season, has come down to some glaring issues defensively.
Shipping a pair of goals in back-to-back appearances, you might be interested to know that the Gunners are pencilled in at 8/11 with 888sport to once again concede over 1.5 goals on Wednesday night.
One man who is almost certain to not feature at Anfield in midweek is the current Arsenal captain, Granit Xhaka.
Booed off by the Emirates crowd on Sunday, the Switzerland international was visibly upset and stormed off down the tunnel throwing his Arsenal future into serious question.
With Emery announcing that Xhaka may have the captain’s armband removed, the 27-year-old is likely to be replaced by Lucas Torreira at the heart of their midfield.