Liverpool vs Arsenal – Sunday 27th August 2017 – 16:00 - Sky Sports Football

Liverpool are 11/10 with Daniel Sturridge, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane all at 5/1 to score first.

Liverpool face Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, in one of the final round of matches before the international break.

The Reds come into this match on the back of a 4-2 win against Hoffenheim, a great result for Klopp's men.

Klopp's side took the lead through an unlikely source, with Emre Can scoring a double inside the first twenty minutes (10, 21).

Mohammed Salah scored in between those two Emre Can efforts (18), with Liverpool running riot inside the first twenty minutes.

Mark Uth pulled one back for the visitors (28), with an incredible four goals coming inside the first half an hour.

Roberto Firmino made it 4-1 to Liverpool in the second half (63), scoring against his former club and producing a bizarre celebration.

Sandro Wagner scored with eleven minutes remaining for the Germans (79), making it 4-2 on the night.

It means the Reds progress to the group stages of the Champions League, with an impressive 6-3 aggregate win.

 

Reds Defence Problematic

Liverpool have made an unbeaten start to their season, in four matches they have won three and drawn one.

They drew their opening match of the Premier League season with Watford 3-3, Liverpool's defence under the microscope again.

Klopp's side did win their last Premier League fixture, narrowly beating Crystal Palace 1-0.

They face an Arsenal side who are still reeling from their 1-0 defeat against Stoke, and a side who conceded three against Leicester.

 

Liverpool Favourites

Jurgen Klopp's side come into this match as favourites, with home advantage informing the bookies.

This will be a tough match for Liverpool, with Arsenal looking to bounce back in style after their defeat at Stoke.

Liverpool will be looking to make it three successive wins against Arsenal.

Big Challenge

Arsenal come into this match on the back of a 1-0 humbling away against Stoke City, a place they have traditionally struggled.

It was another tough day at the office for Arsene Wenger's side, with the Gunners struggling to create any clear cut chances.

Jese Rodriguez marked his Stoke debut in style, scoring the only goal of the game (47) to give the hosts all three points.

A typical Arsenal performance that saw them dominate possession, shots on target but yet fail to register any goals.

 

Wenger Under Pressure

This result along with elements of the Leicester performance means that Arsenal come into this match under pressure.

Another defeat here will mean that they are already behind their rivals, something they cannot afford.

After their performance in last seasons Premier League when they finished fifth, they can ill afford another poor domestic campaign.

A win here will go a long way to putting the Stoke result to bed, it will also go some way to reinstating their title credentials.

Gunners Underdogs

Arsene Wenger's side come into this match as underdogs, no surprise given last weekend's result.

This will be a tough match for Arsenal, with Liverpool enjoying a great win in the Champions League in midweek.

The Gunners will be looking for a first win in five matches against Liverpool.

Arsenal are 23/10 with Olivier Giroud and Alexandre Lacazette at 6/1 to open the scoring.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Mane to score first @ 5/1

Tip 2 – Liverpool to win 2-1 @ 8/1

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