Saturday brings one of the most entertaining clashes in the league calendar, as Jurgen Klopp‘s Reds take on the Gunners at the Emirates.
Arsenal are under new management in Unai Emery, who masterminded Sevilla’s defeat of Liverpool in the Europa League final in 2016, and with both sides vying for top honours this season it promises to be a tight contest.
Speaking ahead of the game, Klopp insisted “this is still the start” despite Liverpool’s excellent results early on.
“We stuck to our plan, we still try to. As long as the majority of the boys are fit then we have a really good football team,” he said.
“And having that and playing for a massive club like Liverpool means you go into each game with a big chance and a big wish to win it.”
Dejan Lovren misses out with a muscle injury—the latest in a long line for the Croatian.
Arsenal: Leno; Bellerin, Mustafi, Holding, Kolasinac; Torreira, Xhaka; Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Aubameyang; Lacazette
Substitutes: Cech, Lichtsteiner, Maitland-Niles, Ramsey, Smith Rowe, Iwobi, Welbeck
Substitutes: Mignolet, Matip, Moreno, Lallana, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Origi