Liverpool’s incredible Anfield record vs Arsenal
You have to go back to September 2012 for the last time Liverpool lost at home to Arsenal. Relive the story of how the Reds became dominant against the Gunners.
Liverpool vs Arsenal: Line-ups
Back to Winning Ways for the Reds
At the end of August, one would have been given long odds for Arsenal having the chance to leapfrog Liverpool in the table when the two sides met in gameweek 12. At that stage, the Gunners sat rock-bottom having lost all three of their games, conceding nine times without registering once themselves in the process, while Liverpool had taken seven points from a possible nine and conceded only once.
It is by no means panic stations for Klopp and co just yet – they are after all still the league’s highest scorers, while only Chelsea and Manchester City can boast better defensive records – but there have been one or two worrying signs in recent weeks, which was not the case in the earlier stages of the campaign.
Klopp’s men have dropped points from winning positions in their last two such matches, though – consecutive 2-2 draws with Man City and Brighton – while they have only won two of their five home league games so far this season, drawing the other three.
Mikel Arteta’s side have kept seven clean sheets in that time too, including three in a row before the break, and in their last 10 games combined they have conceded fewer goals than they did in their 5-0 defeat at Man City before this current run began.
Arteta’s side now look like a much more organised outfit than the one that was humiliated by Man City on matchday three, and this weekend’s trip to Anfield will give them the perfect opportunity to show just how far they have come in that time.
Arsenal fans will not have always been confident travelling to Anfield in recent years given their poor record against the Reds, but this time around they are in fine form and may fancy their chances of picking up a result. However, this fixture always seems to suit itself well to Klopp’s Liverpool, and the league’s leading scorers usually help themselves to a few goals against Arsenal too. The Gunners do have the weapons to hurt a Liverpool defence which looked a little shaky before the international break, but we are backing the hosts to return to winning ways this weekend, particularly as their injury troubles do not look quite as bad as first feared.