The two sides are considered two of the best Premier League sides in the history of the league thanks to the success they achieved over the years as well as thanks to the unforgettable head-to-head fixtures they have been involved in in the past.
Liverpool had an unforgettable campaign last season finishing second just one point apart from Manchester City and winning the Champions League in May. Arsenal , on the other hand, made it to the Europa League final which they lost against Chelsea and finished fifth, just one point away from a Champions League spot.
On Saturday, it will for sure be a very enjoyable fixture between two sides playing attractive football and various star players showcasing their qualities on the pitch. Liverpool start the match as ultimate favourites to win at odds of just 1.47. This compared to Arsenal’s chances of winning at 6.2. Odds for a stalemate between the two sides are at 4.79.
Undoubtedly, two of the star names on the starting lineup sheets for both teams will be Mohamed Salah for Liverpool and Bernd Leno for Arsenal. The Reds forward has had a stellar 2018/19 season and seems set to keep up the same pace this season.
Salah ended last campaign as joint-top scorer with 22 goals and 8 assists in a total of 38 Premier League matches. He was also a vital element to Liverpool’s fantastic run in the Champions League as they went on to lift the trophy when they won against Tottenham in the final.
The Egyptian started the new Premier League season brilliantly as he scored one and assisted another in his first match against newly-promoted side Norwich.
Despite Salah’s unbelievable ease in front of goal, he will have to be extraordinary on Saturday as he prepares to face Arsenal’s big man in goal, Bernd Leno. The German international is preparing for a good Premier League season under Unai Emery after making his way up the Spaniard’s ranks last season.
The Germany international finished the season with six clean sheets and in sixth place in terms of saves made at 105. This season, Leno already got one clean sheet in his first match played for the Gunners when his side won against Newcastle away from home on matchday one.