The Wenger Bus Pulls In To Anfield

The lads must still be buzzin from last weekend...
Arsenal make the long trip up North on Saturday to face a Liverpool side coming off the back of a brilliant win in the League Cup. The Reds beat Cardiff on penalties at Wembley but are now being brought back down to earth with the challenge of trying to take 3 points from Arsene Wenger's boys.

Team news contains a blow for Liverpool who will be without the immense Daniel Agger for a few weeks after he cracked a rib in the League Cup Final. Jamie Carragher will more than likely take Agger's place. Steven Gerrard also has a doubt hanging over him after he had to come off early in the England friendly against the Netherlands.

Arsenal are also in a spot of bother with some questions over the fitness of van Persie, Rosicky and Vermaelen.

The last time the two sides met was in August and Liverpool came away from the Emirates with a 2-0 win. We have to go back to January 2007 to find an Arsenal win at Anfield and so on paper the Reds would be favoured to get a result on Saturday.

Arsenal got a brilliant result against rivals Tottenham last weekend and their run in the league of late has been good, goals don't seem hard to come by either. Liverpool haven't been recording fantastic results in the league but the Reds were not beaten at home in the month of February.

Stat Sandwich

  • Saturday's match against Arsenal will be Dalglish's 450th as a manager in the top flight.
  • Arsenal have conceded more goals at Anfield than they have at any other Premier League ground.
  • Only Man City have conceded fewer goals than Liverpool at home in the Premier League.

I think the League Cup win will ensure that everybody is still in good spirits and feeling confident on Saturday but it also has that negative effect of players thinking they're perhaps invincible. With the possibility of Steven Gerrard missing too, somebody needs to make sure the lads keep their feet firmly on the ground because Arsenal would love to win at Anfield.

Goals seem a hard thing to come by at the moment for Liverpool but despite Arsenal having no problem putting the ball in the net, i think they will have to come up with something special to get through the Liverpool defence.

We haven't seen Maxi in a while and with Bellamy, Downing and Henderson having considerable stints in the 120 minutes at Wembley I'd love to see Maxi given a start.

Here's hoping we can find a win, I'd love to see that smug grin wiped off the ever nonsense tweeting Frimpong!

Enjoy the match folks!