Liverpool vs Arsenal predictions as experts give their verdicts on Anfield clash

Jurgen Klopp and Mikel Arteta face off on Monday night as both managers will aim to continue their strong starts to the season.

Liverpool were given a scare in their opening Premier League fixture against Leeds before beating top-four rivals Chelsea last time out.

Arsenal also boast an unblemished record having put Fulham and West Ham to the sword in their first two games.

Kop bloss Klopp faces an injury crisis after Thiago Alcantara and Alisson missed training this week, while Arteta could welcome back Kieran Tierney.

How will this one play out? Our writers have their say below.

Liverpool 1-0 Arsenal – Darren Lewis

With both defences better it is now down to which defence is likely to blink first.

Arsenal ’s is much improved and far more focused under Arteta.

But that Liverpool front three can shoot their way out of most PL games and Thiago doesn’t just have the key to any defensive lock, he has a credit card.

Liverpool to edge it in a fiercely contested game.

Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal – Tom Hopkinson

Arsenal got lucky against West Ham last week and Liverpool are a different beats altogether from the East Enders.

Should be relatively straightforward for Jurgen Klopp’s men.

Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal – Andy Dunn

On form, Mikel Arteta’s side should give Liverpool more than a run for their money but the champions are already in their formidable stride.

Arsenal have obviously made progress under Arteta but Jurgen Klopp’s team will go from strength to strength and that is why I can’t see anything other than a home win.

Liverpool 2-1 Arsenal – Neil McLeman

Arsenal have won their last four games against fellow big six teams – Liverpool twice, City and Chelsea in the FA Cup final – by ruthlessly taking their chances from less possession.

And Arsenal have scored in their last seven games against Jurgen Klopp’s side, including five on their last visit to Anfield in the EFL Cup last October.

But after Manchester City ’s home humbling by Leicester, this feels like a chance for Liverpool to make a big early-season statement.

And Liverpool won’t gift two goals through defensive blunders like they did at the Emirates in July.

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Liverpool got their title defence off to a shaky start as they edged out a seven-goal thriller against Leeds.

In terms of transfers the Reds have completed the signing of Thiago Alcantara and Wolves' Diogo Jota has arrived too, in a shock deal worth a potential £45million.

Youngster Ki-Jana Hoever is set to head to Wolves in a £10million deal, while Gini Wijnaldum continues to be linked with Barcelona. There's a lot to keep track of.

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Liverpool 1-1 Arsenal – Rich Jones

Mikel Arteta has shown a capability to set his side up effectively for big games – including against Liverpool.
Arsenal have started strongly and should be organised defensively to make life difficult for Jurgen Klopp's Reds.

Ultimately, Liverpool should have enough attacking capability to break down the Gunners at some stage.

But they have also been prone to defensive lapses early this season and it would not be a huge shock to see Arsenal take a point if they can take their chances.

Liverpool 3-1 Arsenal – Matt Maltby

There's no doubting the stunning job Mikel Arteta has done this season and he rightly deserves the praise he's getting.

But Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool is one of the best sides this Premier League has ever seen and they'll be too strong for the Gunners at Anfield.

It'll be interesting to see how Klopp's side will handle their injury crisis, as that ultimately played a part in their downfall when they failed to win the title in 18/19.

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Liverpool 2-1 Arsenal – Freddie Keighley

With Alisson and Thiago serious doubts for the match, it's set to be a hard-fought affair and Arsenal will feel this is a great opportunity to come away from Anfield with a point.

But Liverpool have a great record in this fixture in recent seasons and their quality at full-back, in midfield and in attack should be enough to get them over the line against the in-form Gunners.

Liverpool 2-1 Arsenal – Warren Muggleton

There are evenly matched battles all over the park for this game – Aubameyang vs Virgil van Dijk, Georginio Wijnaldum vs Dani Ceballos and Jurgen Klopp vs Mikel Arteta to name a few.

While the Reds have injury worries with new arrival Thiago Alcantara and Alisson, the depth of squad Jurgen Klopp has built suggests they will have the edge on their own turf.

The Gunners are now a force to be reckoned with – but the Premier League champions will do everything in their power to deny the north London side a third win in 2020.

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