Liverpool take on Arsenal this weekend with the Reds desperate to keep on winning. Jürgen Klopp’s side essentially need to win all of their remaining games if they want to finish in the top four. In a blow for the hosts, Arsenal star Emile Smith-Rowe has an injury and could miss the Liverpool clash.
Liverpool playing Arsenal will always be a big game.
The two clubs are giants of the division, even if the Gunners have faded into mediocrity in the past few years and the Reds haven’t had their best season.
The hosts are languishing in ninth place at the moment with the Reds in seventh.
A win for Jürgen Klopp’s side could shoot them as high as fifth, in a best case scenario putting them two points off Chelsea in fourth.
Subscribe to Rousing The Kop TV now
Emile Smith-Rowe injury
This week saw a significant blow dealt to Mikel Arteta.
Emile Smith-Rowe was ruled out of an England U21s game with injury.
Football London reported that he failed a late fitness test ahead of the crunch clash with Croatia.
The attacking midfielder has been one of the few positives for the Gunners this season.
20-year-old Smith-Rowe has contributed four assists this term since breaking into the first team from the academy.
What RTK has to say
The Emile Smith-Rowe injury is unfortunate for the young lad.
As a youngster breaking through you want to prove yourself in the big games and there are few bigger than welcoming Liverpool to your home ground.
However, we believe he’ll feature in this fixture in the years to come.