Liverpool hope to give all of their supporters the gift of Arsenal in a huge pre-Christmas showdown at Anfield today, Saturday, December 23rd. The two combatants are separated by just a single point at the top of the EPL Table and the winner will claim the top spot heading into the New Year.
All Eyes On Anfield
This is a big match, not only because it features two perennial Premier League powers, but there is a lot at stake with the result. Reds boss Jürgen Klopp is just as excited for this match as the fans are.
“I love it. It's how I said, we are in the position we are and it's not that bad,” Klopp said. We get to play a super-strong team; we play a team that played an exceptional last season and coming back is even better than last season. It's great, great to have them, great to meet them. We met quite frequently, obviously, and it's good but we have to make sure we make it a proper home game, a proper Anfield experience. That's all I want."
Sifting Through The Stats
The Reds and the Gunners are about as even as you can get on paper. They are separated by just one point (Arsenal 39, Liverpool 38) on the table and one goal (Liverpool +21, Arsenal +20). Both clubs are filled with prolific scorers with Bukayo Saka leading the way for the Gunners with 8 goals. Three other players have scored 7 goals each. Salah leads the way for Liverpool with 15 goals.
News And Notes
Ryan Gravenberch is expected to be fit for the match, but Diogo Jota and Alexis Mac Allister have been ruled out. Thanks to the Reds advancing to the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup, they will face Fulham. The first leg will be on Wednesday, January 10th at 20:00. The second leg is set for Wednesday, January 24th at Caven Cottage (20:00 kickoff), Both games will air on Sky Sports.
LFC Globe Verdict
This one should be a lot of fun, Liverpool will have the advantage of playing on their home pitch which could prove to be the difference between two statistically similar clubs. Because of that, the Reds pull out an important 2-1 win.
Where To Watch
Kickoff is set for 17:30 GMT and will air on Sky Sports. The fixture is the “Game Of The Week” in the United States and will air on NBC. Canadian viewers can stream via fuboTV.
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