Liverpool have played host to some memorable nights over the years. We have seen some incredible games under the lights, from Olympiakos to Barcelona, there have been some fixtures for the ages. This week Liverpool will take on Arsenal in a repeat of one of the greatest games of recent times, a game which is part of a pretty bizarre fixture list.

This week Liverpool will take on Arsenal in a repeat of one of the greatest games of recent times.

This week Liverpool will take on Arsenal in a repeat of one of the greatest games of recent times. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Liverpool fixture list

Liverpool will be taking on Arsenal twice next week, something that doesn’t happen often at all.

The Reds welcome the Gunners to Anfield on Monday for a Premier League clash and the London side will return on Thursday for an EFL Cup fixture.

Monday’s game will be a real test of Arsenal’s mettle given that they’ve started to make strides under Mikel Arteta.

Thursday’s game should just be a fun watch, if last season’s affair anything to go by.

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Liverpool v Arsenal thriller

Last season Liverpool played Arsenal in the EFL Cup fourth round at Anfield.

The game was one for the ages, finishing 5-5 in normal time, the Reds coming out victorious in a 5-4 penalty shootout – Curtis Jones scoring the decisive penalty.

The match truly had everything, there were incredible goals from Joe Willock and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain but the pick of the bunch was surely Divock Origi’s last minute scissor kick to tie the game.

The repeat

Next week we’ll see a repeat of this famous fixture, however, this time around should be much more straightforward.

The Reds have added significant strength in depth by bringing in Kostas Tsimikas and Diogo Jota.

Furthermore, the youth players have kicked on tremendously since last October. Curtis Jones has netted five goals in 16 appearances, Neco Williams has also learned some vital lessons.

In previous years the Reds haven’t made much of a go of the EFL Cup, this time around could be very different given the quality in the depth at the club.

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