Game: Liverpool – Arsenal
Date: 08 February, Saturday 2014 year
Start time: 12:45 GMT
Liverpool hosts Arsenal in game from 25 round of “Premiership” at “Anfield”. Before this match, “The Reds” are on 4th position in the stantings with 47 points, while “The Gunners” are on 1st position with 55 points.
In the last round Liverpool failed to beat West Brom away (1:1) and lagged behind the top three teams – Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea. In their last home game the team of Brendan Rogers defeated Everton 4-0 after a very good game. During this season, Liverpool have lost just once at Anfield and should show again this game against Everton if they want to record a second defeat in their own stadium.
For the upcoming match against Arsenal Brendan Rodgers will not be able to count on injured José Enrique, Glen Johnson, Lucas Leiva and Daniel Agger. Problems in defense will make the coach of the team again to launch game youngster John Flanagan and experienced Kolo Toure, who made a fatal mistake for countervailing hit West Brom.
Arsenal are unbeaten in their last eight league games. The last loss was the team away to Manchester City 3-6 in mid-December. Since then Arsene Wenger’s team have six wins and two draws, and that best results left them on top in the ranking before the 25th round.
Participation in the game for Arsenal will be able to take punishment Mathieu Flamini and injured Abou Diaby, Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott
In this season Arsenal beat Liverpool with 2:0 at “Emirates” after goals from Cazorla and Ramsey. Recently Arsenal prevails in matches against Liverpool after the last four games between the two teams have three wins and one draw. Unpleasant fact for the hosts is that they have not won against his upcoming opponent at “Anfield” from seven years.
Facts before match:
Liverpool have been winning at both half time and full time in 8 of their last 9 home matches in the Premier League.
Arsenal have been drawing at half time and winning at full time in 5 of their last 7 matches in the Premier League.
Liverpool have scored at least 2 goals in their last 9 home matches in the Premier League.
Liverpool have won 8 of their last 9 home matches in the Premier League.