Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp called Arsenal “one of Europe’s best teams” in his programme notes ahead of this evening’s clash.
The German added that “it’s a complete nonsense if you don’t view this Arsenal as being one of the best in the country”.
Yet Arsenal’s recent record at Anfield is nothing short of diabolical.
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During the tail end of Arsene Wenger’s reign and last season under Unai Emery, the Gunners played like shrinking violets at the famous stadium.
So what must they do this evening to ensure they come away with something more than just their tails between their collective legs?
Starsport examines three ways in which Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and co. can claim a shock win over Liverpool on Merseyside.
1. Have a game plan in place if they take the lead
Arsenal started well last year in the fixture last season and went 1-0 up through Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
But they had no idea how to defend their surprise lead, capitulated and ended up 4-1 down by half-time.
Fortunately for Gooners, there will be no Shkodran Mustafi or Stephan Lichtsteiner in Emery’s line-up today.
David Luiz and Sokratis will need all their experience to keep Klopp’s strike force at bay but don’t bet against them to do so.
But if Arsenal can keep compact and prevent Liverpool’s full-backs doing damage, they can stun their hosts. 2.
2. Take their chances
Emery has left Alexandre Lacazette on the bench but £72m man Nicolas Pepe has been given the nod over Reiss Nelson on the right wing.
And what a game it would be for the club’s record signing to stake his claim by netting on his first start.
The Ivorian was clinical for Lille last season, scoring 23 times in all competitions.
He and Aubameyang won’t get many chances today, making it all the more crucial that they take their chances should they see the whites of Adrian’s eyes.
3. Keep 11 players on the pitch.
Liverpool’s pacy attacking trio of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane will be licking their lips at the prospect of running at Luiz and Sokratis.
The Greek centre half in particular is a yellow card magnet, but he must not go to ground and get himself sent off.
If Arsenal go down to 10 men they can say goodbye to their hopes of leaving Anfield with all three points.