Premier League Preview and Prediction: Liverpool vs. Arsenal

This week’s Sunday evening kickoff sees Arsenal travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool in search of redemption after the 5-1 beating they received there last season.

Hosts Liverpool are far from the force they were last season and lie in 11th place in the league table due to some indifferent performances this term.

Arsenal are much the same, however summer signing Alexis Sanchez has proved to be worth his price tag as he has inspired his side time and time again since arriving from Barcelona.

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Sanchez has a total of nine Premier League goals this year and has laid on five assists for his teammates. An impressive season so far from the Chilean.

Liverpool have yet to fill the void left by Luis Suarez, who joined Barcelona this summer. Which in turn allowed Sanchez to join Arsenal.

The Reds have lost their talisman, and with it their title hopes. Last week’s 3-0 loss at Old Trafford leaves them needing a result against the Gunners.

Liverpool look low on confidence and defensively look weak. However, so do Arsenal and this could be an early Christmas present for neutrals as a result.

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This is a tie that has always produced drama, and of course Anfield was the scene of the 4-4 that saw Andrey Arshavin score all four for the Gunners as Arsenal sneaked a point in 2009.

Last year’s 5-1 Liverpool win saw six goals in what was another memorable game, though not so much for fans of Arsenal.

Liverpool have lost four of their last seven in the league and were recently knocked out of the Champions League, so spirits need lifting on Merseyside.

Arsenal have scored in their last nine Premier League games and we don’t see that changing on Sunday.

Score Prediction: Liverpool 1 – 2 Arsenal

Key Player: Raheem Sterling – Many will say that Sanchez will decide this tie, but young Sterling has the potential to open this game up and cause havoc to this makeshift Arsenal defence.

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