Top faces off against second and what a huge game this is going to be, especially for Arsenal. Both Liverpool and Arsenal have 100% records coming into this game so obviously one of them is going to lose that, possibly both.
Liverpool are clearly the favourites, they have home advantage and are one of the best teams in Europe, they are European champions after all.
But they are a little more vulnerable this season, they did beat Norwich by a comfortable score, but anyone watching that game will have seen the promoted Canaries open up the Reds defence regularly, and the scoreline would have been a lot closer if they could have finished better.
Klopp’s men were lucky to get the win against Southampton in their second Premier League game scraping a 2-1 win and they can thank their former player Danny Ings for missing an absolute sitter for the Saints in the final minutes which would have made the game a draw.
And of course, they only beat Chelsea on penalties in the European Super Cup.
The point is that even though they won all three games they were far from comfortable, however, they matched Man City in the community shield and were arguably the better side despite losing that one on penalties and weirdly, if they repeat the performance in their one losing game this season then Arsenal will be in trouble.
Arsenal has new signings and a new self-belief, they are stronger this season than last and have strengthened most of the areas of the team where they were vulnerable.
I doubt there will be anywhere near a repeat of last seasons result at Anfield.
A lot will depend on which team gets the better down the flanks, which keeper does the better and which forward line is the more clinical.
If Arsenal cannot cope with Robertson and Alexander-Arnold then they will not leave Anfield with any points. If Liverpool cannot contain Ceballos and Pepe then they will drop points and of course, the defences of both teams had better deal with the strikers or goals will flow.
I do see this being a high scoring affair and I am fairly confident that we will see a much-improved performance on last season from Arsenal, they have the confidence and belief that they can match Liverpool Saturday evening and so do I.
While Arsenal will have their hands full dealing with the Liverpool attack, so will the Reds in having to handle the Arsenal attack, this is not going to be a one way street by any means.
I do see Arsenal getting something from this game, maybe not the win but a draw is a very real possibility.
Liverpool 2 – 2 Arsenal