Premier League – Round 12 preview: Tottenham and Citizens play at home

If you had told Arsenal fans before the season that there would be two points behind Liverpool in November, they would have taken it all ten. This is the situation before their clash in the twelfth round of the Premier League. Home Liverpool is fourth, Arsenal fifth and in great form.

Liverpool lost 2: 3 before the national break at West Ham, losing their dazzling twenty games lasting without defeat. This time Arsenal will arrive at Anfield, losing only two points to their opponent, and given that Liverpool suffered its previous three league losses just in the duel with the London teams, we will have a very interesting encounter. The Reds have not lost nine times in a row in the league at home, but in the last two cases they have had to settle for a point despite the lead.

A total of four points lost in these matches represent the same number as in their previous twenty-three league appearances at Anfield. But the locals are definitely looking forward to the duel with Arsenal, as Liverpool have won all five previous domestic league duels. He also scored at least three goals each time. Mohamed Salah has scored seven goals in the last four domestic league games against Arsenal, scoring five himself and passing the other two. Coach Jürgen Klopp scored an average of 2.18 points with Liverpool in the Arsenal battle, which is the third best performance of all coaches who have faced Arsenal in at least five league duels.

“Race for the title? It’s a little early for that. But to stay there, we all know we have to stay ahead of Arsenal. To stay at and around the league, we need results and we haven’t had good enough results in the last few weeks. That’s why “The situation is the way it is. Yes, we lost at West Ham, but even if we drew there, the situation wouldn’t be much different. Of course, with a win, yes, but not with a draw.” Reds Jürgen Klopp, manager of the Reds club, said.

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However, Arsenal is proud of its excellent current form and it seems that Mike Arteta’s bet on predatory youth is starting to work. The London team has not lost eight times in a row, the longest such series in the league, with guests lasting longer invincible in the second half of 2018. The Gunners overcame the crisis from the start of the season, losing three times in a row, and are currently attacking the top four. They are also doing well outside, where for the first time since 2005 they will strive for the fourth clean sheet in a row. But it will definitely not be easy, as Arsenal have won only one of the last twelve league matches. He then maintained a clean account only once during this period.

“It’s always a test, it’s a fascinating football stadium. You have to be in the best condition and raise your level to your maximum standards, emotionally, physically, tactically, because if you don’t, you will be defeated. to give your best, and when you do, it’s an incredible feeling because you’ve overcome a really difficult and challenging situation. “ said Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta for the club’s website.

The last match took place in April this year and Liverpool won the Emirates 3-0. Diogo Jota scored twice, one goal was added by Mohamed Salah, now with ten goals the best scorer of the competition.

Alisson – Alexander-Arnold, Konaté, van Dijk, Tsimikas – Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fabinho, Thiago – Salah, Jota, Mané

Ramsdale – Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tavares – Saka, Party, Lokonga, Smith -Rowe – Lacazette, Aubameyang

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