Liverpool’s Adam Lallana is getting ready to visit the Emirates on Monday night, and he thinks that Arsenal are going to have a hard time getting a result. The Gunners destroyed his team 4-1 in this fixture last season, but he is feeling in a cocky mood this time around.
Don’t you love it when opposing players predict a win over the Arsenal so we can gloat after the game. Has no-one ever told him the saying that “Pride comes before a fall” because that is where he is heading!
The Reds have won both their Premier League games this season, both by 1-0 against Stoke and the mighty Bournemouth, and he thinks that they will maintain there clean sheet record on Monday night.
“The manager will set us up to get a result there,” Lallana told Sky Sports. “We’ve had two clean sheets in two games and we’ll be looking for a third on Monday night. We’re going there to try to get the win.”
“We’ll go to Arsenal with a gameplan to keep this run going,” he continued. “We’ve got a full week to prepare for Arsenal now. Hopefully we can go there and put on a good show.”
It’s nice to be young and full of confidence this early in the season, but Arsenal know more than anyone that it does not pay to be overconfident before a game (West Ham anyone) so you can’t knock him for that I suppose. One reason he is hopeful of scoring at least one goal is that Liverpool brought in Christian Benteke in the summer, and he broke the deadlock against Bournemouth. “It was a real poacher’s finish. It was a great ball in from Hendo and Benteke is a predator in the box,” he said.
“He’s a big presence up there. He’s great in the air and good with his feet. He brings team-mates into play.”
Okay I must admit that I hoped Arsenal would make a bid for the Belgian international, but we have Giroud so we will just have to get behind our Frenchman Olivier Giroud, and hope he helps to put Liverpool in their place on Monday…..