Premier League side Arsenal will seek to break Liverpool’s excellent run against ‘Top Six’ opposition when they make the visit to Anfield this weekend.
The Gunners have earned four wins in seven league outings since the turn of the year while the Reds have had a far abysmal record with just a solitary victory to boost.
Petr Cech has been ever-present for Arsene Wenger’s side despite his faults of late. Expect him to star between the sticks.
The defence is unlikely to see any tinkering with regulars Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal set to occupy the full-back positions.
Shkodran Mustafi and skipper Laurent Koscielny will keep their places in the heart of the defence with the latter having recovered from his hamstring problem.
Aaron Ramsey has returned to full training following his calf issue, but it is improbable that he will start against the Reds. Granit Xhaka and Francis Coquelin with hold onto the central midfield roles with Mohamed Elneny sidelined for a month with an ankle problem.
Moving forward, Theo Walcott could be deployed in the right-wing position after he grabbed his 100th Gunners goal in the 2-0 FA Cup win over Sutton.
Mesut Ozil has missed training with flu-like symptoms, but Wenger is still hopeful that the German will make it to the starting lineup for Saturday evening clash.
Lucas Perez has proved his worth with nearly every chance offered, and he could be in line for a start ahead of Alex Iwobi on the left start of the attack.
Expect the in-form Alexis Sanchez to lead the line as usual with Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck likely to provide flexibility to the gameplay from the bench.