Arsenal fixture huge test for Klopp’s stumbling Liverpool

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A trip to Premier League leaders Arsenal awaits Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side this weekend, as the Reds look to bounce back from a disappointing draw against Brighton & Hove Albion.

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Having worked hard to carve a way back into the match, Liverpool let a lead slip at home to Brighton for the second consecutive season, allowing the Seagulls to take a point away from Anfield.

Klopp’s men had fallen two goals behind, before a Roberto Firmino inspired comeback saw Liverpool take a 3-2 advantage heading into the final stages of the fixture.

Capping off a wonderful performance, Leandro Trossard bagged his third goal of the afternoon to secure a hat-trick and help guide his side to a precious point.

The draw means Liverpool enter the weekend in ninth place, a whopping 11 points behind leaders and Sunday’s opponents Arsenal.

For Arsenal, they’ve enjoyed a stellar start to the Premier League campaign, winning seven and losing just one of their opening eight matches.

Much like Liverpool, Arsenal’s defeat came to Manchester United, but Mikel Arteta’s side boast an otherwise perfect record.

They returned to Premier League action following the international break in stylish fashion, securing a commanding 3-1 victory over local rivals Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.

It was the fourth time this season Arsenal have netted three goals or more in a Premier League fixture, something which will no doubt worry the shaky Liverpool backline.

The Reds boast just two clean sheets from their first seven outings, with Liverpool uncharacteristically struggling to keep a shutout.

By contrast, Arsenal have netted in every match this season, with only reigning Premier League champions Manchester City having scored more so far.

However, history suggests this is a fixture Arsenal traditionally struggle in, having failed to win any of their last eight head-to-heads with Liverpool.

Last victorious in this fixture in July 2020, you have to go April 2015 for their last win against Liverpool – a run of two victories from 19 meetings.

Given their start to the campaign, Arsenal will no doubt be confident of amending that record when the two sides meet at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday evening.

But don’t rule out a Liverpool side who have dominated this clash in recent years.

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