Earlier this season Liverpool beat Arsenal 4-0 at Anfield in strange circumstances concerning The Ox, but last year’s game at the Emirates was crazier with the visitors running out 4-3 winners in the end. The Reds keeper in that game was Simon Mignolet and he thinks we are in for another rollercoaster ride this time around. He told Liverpoolfc.com: “It’s always an exciting fixture. Last year was a crazy game. I think it’s two sides who like to play football and like to attack, so it will be a nice challenge for us.
“[We want] to create chances like we always do but at the same time make sure that with the guys they have in their squad and the quality they’ve got [that we can] stop them. That will be the biggest challenge.
“We can definitely use [last year’s win]. Not only [do our forwards have] individual quality but also they are so quick in the counter-attack.
“When we win the ball back, if we can feed them very early, then they can run at the defence.
“I think that’s always difficult to defend when you have to run back toward your own goal. With the speed they’ve got, it’s never easy.”
Both sides will be bombing down the pitch to catch out the suspect defences who both leak goals, but Arsenal’s strikers will have to make sure they find their scoring boots before they leave the dressing room. Wenger has already said that he has no idea what team Klopp will pick as he changes it in every game, and Mignolet thinks this rotation is good for Liverpool as it keeps the players on their toes.
“I think the squad is always ready.” he continued. “Every individual wants to play the game and then it’s up to the manager to make the decision who he’s going to play in that particular game.
“Everybody’s training hard to make sure they know their job and what is demanded when they have to step on the pitch. I think everybody’s focused on that.”
It will be interesting to see which players and which tactics will be used, but there is one thing that is sure; Both teams will be trying hard to score more than the other team!
Could be an interesting evening…..