Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction vs Arsenal FC

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Liverpool currently sit atop the table in the Premier League, with their opponents on Saturday, Arsenal, right behind them in second place. It’s a match-up of the only two teams in the Premier League to win both of their games this young season.

In order to make it three wins from three matches, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp would be best served by not tweaking his lineup too much. The German should, and likely will, leave the same attack and back line in place from the win at Southampton last weekend. 

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The midfield is where it gets interesting, because Klopp has four solid selection options (Fabinho, Jordan Henderson Georginio Wijnaldum and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain) for three positions. Who will be the odd man out? We’re guessing it will probably be the Ox. 

Although it’s very early in the season, this match is still a big one. Any all-big six clash is huge, but the Reds have seen Manchester City drop points already, so they need to carpe diem while it’s here.

With that in mind, we believe Klopp will go with the most experienced option, and thus we believe AOC will not get the chance to face his former side in a first team role.

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Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction vs Arsenal: 

 Mohamed Salah    Roberto Firmino    Sadio Mane

Georginio Wijnaldum     Fabinho    Jordan Henderson

  Andrew Robertson     Virgil van Dijk     Joel Matip      Trent Alexander-Arnold  

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Arsenal at Liverpool FYIs

Team news for both sides: go here

Starting XI Predictions: Arsenal  Liverpool

Kickoff: Saturday August 24th, Anfield 5:30pm

Odds: Liverpool 8/15  Draw 18/5  Arsenal 9/2

Google result probability: Liverpool FC win 65%  Draw 20%  Arsenal win 15%

Prediction: Liverpool 3, Arsenal 3

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, the author of “No,  I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” regularly appears on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

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