Next Up: Arsenal (a)

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

With Liverpool hitting some fine form, 17 points from the last 21, they next face out-of-form Arsenal who have let grip their title challenge lately.

Liverpool's Robbie Keane scoring

The Emirates Stadium plays host to what is a massive game for both teams. Victory for Liverpool would see them move to just two points behind their opponents, who sit third in the Premier League.

However the Reds have yet to win at the Emirates since it opened in 2006 and the Gunners came from behind to defeat Rafa Benitez’s men 2-1 at Anfield earlier this season.

The two sides have also met in the League Cup at Emirates this season, again Arsenal were the victors, Emiliano Insua scoring his first goal for the club that night.

Dirk Kuyt is in great scoring form this season and will fancy his chances of getting on the scoresheet again, having scored against them at the reverse of this fixture in November.

In-form Reds defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos is suspended for this one following his red card in the 1-0 victory over Everton on Saturday.

Arsenal meanwhile come off the back of two straight defeats at home to Manchester Utd and away to Chelsea.

This fixture last season saw Robbie Keane score his best goal for Liverpool in his short six month spell, a superb volley in a 1-1 draw.

Fernando Torres remains sidelined, Yossi Benayoun is unlikely to be fit, Glen Johnson is also absent for Rafa Benitez.

Kick-off at the Emirates Stadium is 7.45pm and it’s live on Sky Sports.