The hosts have not lost to these opponents in the last seven league meetings, and a victory would ensure they remain in the race to win the title
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|Arsenal: Szczesny; Eboue, Djourou, Koscielny, Clichy; Song, Wilshere; Nasri, Fabregas, Walcott; Van Persie.
|Liverpool: Reina; Flanagan, Carragher, Skrtel, Aurelio; Meireles, Lucas, Spearing; Kuyt, Carroll, Suarez.
- Arsenal are unbeaten against this opposition in the past seven league meetings, but five of those matches have ended in a draw.
- The games between these two sides have produced more hat-tricks than any other in the history of the Premier League.
- The Gunners' forward Robin van Persie has managed to hit the back of the net 20 times in his last 21 starts for the club.
- Barring Manchester United (42), Arsenal have scored more goals (32) at home than any other team in the league.
- However, the north London outfit have lost the most number of home games among the current top six.
- Liverpool have lost 10 league games on the road this season, which is more than any other team in the top ten.
- The Reds have also conceded the most number of goals away from home in the top ten (26), with the exception of West Brom (33).
- Kenny Dalglish’s men have performed well against top opposition in recent times, as three of their last four victories were against top four opposition – Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City. They did, however, lose to West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United during this period.
- Each of the last 23 league matches between these two clubs has produced at least one goal; the last time they played out a goalless draw was in September 1999, at Highbury.
- Andy Carroll recently opened his goalscoring account for Liverpool with a brace against Manchester City, and is currently the fourth highest scorer in the Premier League. But a majority (11) of those goals came during his time at Newcastle United.
August 14, 2010: Liverpool 1-1 Arsenal
A rare error from Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reinasaw the Gunners somehow salvage a point at Anfield, as new signing Joe Cole was sent off for the first time in his career.