Liverpool and Arsenal meet on Saturday evening in what is likely to be another enthralling encounter between the two sides.

There have been no less than 30 goals in the last six matches at Anfield involving these two teams.

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Roberto Firmino bagged a hat-trick when Liverpool beat The Gunners 5-1 at Anfield back in December. The Brazilian will lead the line again for The Reds this weekend.

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané will start on either side of Firmino making up Liverpool’s full-strength attacking trio.

In midfield, James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will most likely drop to the bench after starting in the 2-1 win at Southampton last Saturday.

 

Jordan Henderson and Fabinho will return to the first eleven having been rotated for the trip to St Mary’s. Gini Wijnaldum will hold onto his starting place, moving back to his more familiar box-to-box role, letting Fabinho back in as Liverpool’s defensive midfielder.

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At the back, Adrian will start despite his howler, gifting a goal to Southampton’s Danny Ings. Adrian is likely to keep his place until Alisson is back fit and available for selection.

Joel Matip could keep his place alongside Virgil van Dijk in central defence. This is at the expense of young Joe Gomez.

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson will start in their normal roles on either flank.

Liverpool’s likely lineup (4-3-3) Vs Arsenal: Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mané

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