A thrilling clash is on the cards as Liverpool and Arsenal battle for match points at Anfield this evening in what is the star fixture for the week in the Premier League.
While the Liverpool team has been unbeaten in their last eight matches against Arsenal in all, the reinforcements made by the Gunners in the transfer window gives them a semblance of a team capable of wrecking havoc.
No Premier League fixture has seen more goals than matches between Liverpool and Arsenal (155 goals in 54 games).
The fixture has also seen the most hat-tricks in the competition (6 – Robbie Fowler 2, Thierry Henry, Peter Crouch, Andrey Arshavin, and Roberto Firmino).
This gives room for optimism that there would be goals in this evening’s tie
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Kick-off is 5.30 p.m.
Kick off already at Anfield
Fairly balanced game so far
Liverpool switch the ball quickly which allows Salah to clip a ball into the box, but Henderson’s nod down is just too far in front of Firmino again. Arsenal cannot get out at the moment.
Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum gets in a strike, but is off target
Arsenal are growing into the game and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gets in a strike, it misses the target, however.
Liverpool looking to get the opening goal here… Andy Robertson gets in a shot. The strike is blocked by Arsenal defender
Arsenal striker Pepe flagged offside
Firmino gets in a shot but it is blocked by an Arsenal defender
These are the only two remaining sides with 100% records in the Premier League after just two games of the campaign, with Liverpool having beaten Norwich City and Southampton while Arsenal have overcome Newcastle United and Burnley
Liverpool are pushing forward but Sadio Mane’s finish is wide of the target
We are at the half hour mark.. Stil Liverpool 0-0 Arsenal
Corner awarded to Liverpoo
Salah shoots.. Its off the target
Liverpool attack again.. They are in frantic search for the opening goal here
Goal!!! Joel Matip breaks the deadlock
Matip scores with a header and the Reds now lead 1 – 0
fine assist from Trent Alexander-Arnold
Two minutes added time
Firmino gets another chance for Liverpool but the shot is blocked by a defender.
Half Time.. Liverpool 1-0 Arsenal
Second half already underway at Anfield
Penalty against Arsenal.. David Luiz the culprit and he gets a Yellow card
Salah to take the kick for Liverpool.. He scores!!!
Liverpool double their lead 2-0
Salah with another effort but off the target this time
Goal!!! SALAH does it again
Horrible defending by David Luiz.. Liverpool 3-0
The Liverpool and Arsenal game have always guaranteed goals and it is the same today
This fixture has produced 53 goals in the last 12 games
Firmino tries a shot but the Arsenal keeper makes a save
Salah pushing for a hat trick against Liverpool
68 minutes gone.. Liverpool cruising 3-0 against Arsenal
James Milner replaces Georginio Wijnaldum
Torreria pulls one back for Arsenal
Arsenal replace Matteo Guendouzi with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Liverpool brings Adam Lallana in for Roberto Firmino.
Alexandre Lacazette flagged offside
90 minutes here… And we have four minutes added time
Over 53, 000 fans at Anfield for this game
Yellow card for Virgil van Dijk
Sorry its Fabinho that is yellow carded
Free kick for Arsenal.. David Luiz blasts away
Full Time.. Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal