Liverpool will be looking to maintain some distance between themselves and title contenders City and Arsenal with a trip to the Emirates on Sunday.

While Liverpool did not exactly start the season in terrific form, they have certainly turned things around, climbing to the summit of the Premier League. The Reds are currently 5 points clear of second and third-placed City and Arsenal, though the Citizens have a game in hand. A win for Liverpool would consolidate their position at the top.

Beating Arsenal will surely not be an easy task for Liverpool, as the Gunners are enjoying a fine season themselves. They will be looking to get within touching distance of the frontrunners to keep their title charge alive after the disappointment of choking in the latter stages of the 2023/24 season.

Head-to-head statistics favor Liverpool, with the Reds winning 22 games compared to Arsenal’s 15. Liverpool has also had the upper hand in recent fixtures, winning 3 of their last 6 against Arsenal and losing only one. However, this fixture is perfectly poised, with crucial matchups to look out for all over the pitch, such as Saka vs. Robertson, Martinelli vs. the in-form but inexperienced Bradley, Rice vs. Szoboszlai, among others.

There is clearly a lot at stake when these two sides clash on Sunday afternoon, and Pep Guardiola’s citizens will surely keep a close eye on this encounter.

Prediction: My prediction for this match is a straight win for Liverpool. Liverpool is a side that is incredibly difficult to beat when they get ticking, and they seem to have just found their spark even with the absence of Mo Salah, who returns soon. The Arsenal defenders don’t seem to have the pace to deal with Liverpool’s blistering speed in attack and down the flanks.