How Liverpool can beat Arsenal after the international break
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How Liverpool can beat Arsenal after the international break

Liverpool have a good opportunity to gain some defensive confidence when Arsenal visit Anfield after the international break.

The Reds have been world-class in attack this season and should feel as though they can score two or three against any team in the country, but their defence currently leaves a lot to be desired.

While conceding three to West Ham is bad enough on its own, the manner in which the goals were let in was damning.

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Alisson was weak for the first. Fabinho, Chamberlain and Robertson were spineless for the second and zonal marking was exposed for the third.

For each goal, the Hammers essentially had a free route to goal and weren’t challenged in the slightest, with two free headers and a one on one resulting in the Reds’ first loss this season.

However, when Arsenal, a side struggling to score goals, travel to Anfield it gives Liverpool a chance to gain some defensive confidence and get back to winning ways.

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The Gunners are on a three-game winning streak but, having scored just 13 goals this season, Liverpool will be confident they can keep a clean sheet against Mikel Arteta’s side. If they do, they are essentially guaranteed a win.

Jurgen Klopp’s team is the highest-scoring outfit (31) in the Premier League this term and only Chelsea (27) come close while West Ham (23) and Man City (22) are some way behind.

Mohamed Salah will, of course, be key to the Reds’ chances of victory while Sadio Mane is in great form as well.

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