What a great day to be a soccer fan. Two of England’s favorite teams will clash in an epic Premier League battle on Jan. 13, as Arsenal meets Liverpool on the pitch. It’s going to be an incredible game and HollywoodLife.com wants you to see every minute! Click to watch.
Grab your scarf and bundle up because it’s time for a classic meeting between two of soccer’s biggest and most successful clubs. Liverpool will face Arsenal in a Premier League matchup that may settle the argument over which of these teams truly is England’s best.
The Reds will make sure to be delightful hosts when the Arsenal Gunners roll into Liverpool’s Anfield stadium on Jan. 13. But these gents won’t be meeting for tea. Instead, they’ll hit the field for some classic British soccer. The action kicks off at 3 p.m. EST so be ready to see every exciting moment of this matchup.
Arsenal remains on top of the Premier League table, two wins and two points ahead of Leicester City. The Gunners are riding high after going 3-1 over Sunderland in the FA Cup, according to the Premier League’s official site. Plus, Arsenal hasn’t lost against Liverpool in the last four matches. They’re looking to make it five. Still, they’re not taking any chances.
“Consistency is a good basis for belief,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger told reporters. “Every time we go to Anfield, we face a team who are up for it and it’s always a ferocious battle.” Liverpool may only be 8th in the league, but they’ve defeated Leicester, tied with Tottenham and dominated both games against Manchester City and Chelsea, according to the Independent. They won’t be pushovers when the Gunners come to visit.
Kolo Toure and Mamadou Sakho will return to help out Liverpool’s defense. That’s good news for the Reds, because the injury bug has been cruel to them. Martin Skrtel, Dejan Lovren, Philippe Coutinho, Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge are sitting the game out, every one suffering with a hamstring issue. Joe Gomez and Danny Ings are also out with knee injuries.
Arsenal has its own problems, as Danny Welbeck, Santi Carzola and Francis Coquelin are all dealing with knee issues. Jack Wilshere has a broken leg while Mikel Arteta has something wrong with his calf. Could these injuries undo Arsenal’s momentum? Or will they still be strong enough to take down Liverpool?
Who do you want to win this match, HollywoodLifers? Are you rooting for the Reds or the Gunners?