Arsenal look to extend their table lead today, when they head to Anfield to take on Liverpool. The two played a scoreless draw early in the season, with Brendan Rodgers at the helm for Liverpool. Now Klopp’s the man at Merseyside, but he and Arsene Wenger are familiar foes on the sidelines.
Klopp and Wenger have met six times, while Klopp was managing Borussia Dortmund in UEFA competition. Wenger has three victories to Klopp’s one, when the teams met six times between 2011 and 2014.
Today the Liverpool version of Klopp’s Gegenpressing will get it’s first shot at Wenger’s controlling style. Liverpool will get some help at the back, as Kolo Toure and Mamadou Sakho are both fit to return.
Arsenal have been in great form on offense, and will soon return to full strength. Alexis Sanchez is not quite ready to return from injury, but the Chilean winger could see action this weekend against Stoke.
Today’s match kicks off at 3:00 p.m. Eastern on NBC Sports Network. To find out how you can watch this game online, click here.
Stay on this page throughout the match for live updates, and video highlights of every goal.
Liverpool 3, Arsenal 3
Joe Allen scores the tying goal in the snow for Liverpool, who looked out of gas in the final ten minutes. Both substitutes played a role in the finish, as Benteke received the long ball and sent it to Allen. Klopp pulled the strings to earn the point, and it’s a well-deserved draw to both teams.
Liverpool 2, Arsenal 3
Giroud again! A great turn in the box, and a powerful low shot to the left corner puts Arsenal ahead for the first time in this match. A second goal but also a bit of redemption for Giroud, who missed an easy chance only minutes earlier. Liverpool have slowed down considerably, and now it’s Arsenal taking control in the second half.
Liverpool 2, Arsenal 2
Catch your breath. After four goals in 15 minutes, things settled down for a bit at Anfield. Firmino is on a hat trick, but Arsenal have two sly goals to keep the score level at the break.
Liverpool 2, Arsenal 2
Giroud with a beautiful touch at the near post on an Arsenal corner, and it slips right through Mignolet’s legs. Both Liverpool goals came from great movement, and both Arsenal goals seemingly popped out of thin air.
Liverpool 2, Arsenal 1
FIRMINO! Liverpool respond with a beautiful strike from the Brazilian, curling up and away from Cech. Liverpool re-take the lead after 20 minutes.
Liverpool 1, Arsenal 1
Aaron Ramsey makes a great run past Mamadou Sakho, who was holding his head after a collision with Giroud. His moment of weakness allowed Campbell to sneak past the ball, which was well-handled by Ramsey for the equalizer. Giroud stayed down on the ground after the goal.
Liverpool 1, Arsenal 0
Liverpool held all the cards early, and a rebound save from Cech is slotted home by Firmino. Liverpool, criticized for not scoring enough, are on the board inside ten minutes.
Lallana falls into Mertesacker in the box, drawing a roar from the crowd but no flag from the official.
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Teams emerging from the tunnel.