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Early Preview: Great Time For Liverpool To Play Arsenal

Liverpool FC are taking on Arsenal FC this weekend, and here’s a mini build-up to the match ahead from a Liverpool fan’s perspective.

Liverpool are fixing the puzzle which is their formation, and in my opinion, it’s the perfect time to face Arsenal. This is, in my opinion, the weakest Arsenal squad I’ve seen in a long time now. Fabregas is gone, Nasri unhappy, RVP made captain, several injuries to contend with, and Gervinho is out on suspension (and Song might be joining him on the sidelines).

We may have started out with a small hiccup, but we can more than rectify the problems at the Emirates. Let’s face it, our squad against Sunderland was new and untested. Henderson, Adam and Downing were only playing their first competitive game for Liverpool, not to mention Enrique as well. Remember, Enrique was signed pretty much one day earlier.

Add to that Flanagan (whom made his debut late last season), Carroll (whom was barely played thanks to fitness since his arrival) and an unfit Luis Suarez. This team is only starting to work together and I’m confident that the boys in Red will eventually see success.

From what I’ve seen from Enrique, I think he is a quality buy. His crosses are pretty dangerous and his defending is solid. According to some stat I saw on Twitter he had the best pass completion percentage and was never beaten by an attacker against Sunderland, forgive me if it’s a false stat, but he was still class out there on his debut.

To add to the positives of this week, many dropped two points with us, most notably (and importantly) two giants dropped two points, them being Arsenal and Chelsea. A look at the table provides many positives.

We’ve pretty much done all our required spending, although Gary Cahill still seems to be on the lips of every Liverpool fan at the moment. Cahill and Carragher at the back sounds amazing, but I will remain happy whether it be Skrtel or Agger partnering Carragher come this September.

And ending on a high, it seems that our skipper Steven Gerrard is set to return to light training!

Submitted by Two Liverpool Fans




  1. Bush Meet

    August 17, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    I am not going to underestimate Liverpool and to an extent this is a good time to play Arsenal. But Arsenal are not the ‘club in crisis’ that some are hilariously claiming. I will enjoy this game in the knowledge that we have RVP back and Arshavin has been saved especially to play against Liverpool where he has had some success in the past! Suarez is a top player and Carroll will cause all sorts of problems. But at the end of the day we have a lot of good players to choose from that most haven’t even heard of. The reserves beat United reserves (with 3 of their first teamers in) on Monday.
    I will enjoy watching this new Liverpool side beat both Manchesters and Chelsea as I have far more respect for Liverpool but this could be a close game. We’ll see if its a good time to play Arsenal or not. May the best team on the day win and massive respect for the supporters who stood up to a man (and woman) to applaud the Arsenal after their Invincible Season. I will never forget that. I will go further and say that United had a lot of ‘help’ to gain that 19th title, especially seeing as they had such poor away form. No one outside of United took that title seriously though, it wasn’t worth the paper it was written on. Dowd and Dean made sure of that!
    Anyway, come on you Gunners!

    • Ged

      August 17, 2011 at 6:32 pm

      Was impressed that you held out against Udinese but you lost Djourou and now Song and no Nasri or Fabregas – however expectation is a killer so Lpool need to take a killer instinct into the game otherwise they wont come away with the points no matter who you play


    August 17, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Even though Arsenal are not playing well, we are somehow keeping clean sheets. It’s like a reverse of last season when we often outplayed opponents and got beaten – and long may it continue! I think this is a decent time to play Liverpool as well, and can see us not looking very good but winning 2-0 or something like that.

    • Ged

      August 17, 2011 at 6:36 pm

      yeah but you’re only looking like scoring on the break because you’re sitting so deep to compensate

      Still with the pace at the back in our side we’ll probably sit deep too and it’ll be a boring game

  3. Wheresmyarsenalgone

    August 17, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    It sez something when Liverpool are happy to play us only when our team is depleated, only then they think they can get a result!!!! What a joke

    • Ged

      August 17, 2011 at 6:28 pm

      We didn’t do too bad getting a result off you last time with you full team did we, you know the game were your manager had a hissy fit cos you can’t defend and was told to piss off in no uncertain fashion

      Which is pretty much the same as my response to you, suffice to say Good Luck for the coming season, going to enjoy you fold like a pack of card again

      Oh and learn to spell, what a joke

  4. hads

    August 17, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Your arsenal’s gone… Down

  5. Nyasha

    August 17, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    I feel pitty for arsenal come saturday

  6. Reality

    August 18, 2011 at 4:43 am

    Dis is the best time to play l.pool as well,so that is we are beatn wenger will no that is squld is not good in eought.

  7. kizito

    August 18, 2011 at 10:20 am

    I belived liverpool is going to win over arsenal 1 to nil

  8. ina

    August 18, 2011 at 11:22 am

    ha when you hit a weak man there is no pride in rejoicing unless if you are weak to. lets see how the game will be as i don’t count much on missing players. i believe it will be a draw anyway. Liverpool played a much weaker side last weekend at home. a team which had majority of player right from injuries take statistics in the last seasons in premium league alone

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