Stan Collymore predicts Liverpool v Arsenal
By Will Butcher
Stan Collymore has claimed on Twitter Liverpool’s woeful 2017 form will continue on Saturday by losing to Arsenal at Anfield.
Liverpool have won just once in their last seven Premier League games, tasting victory only twice in the whole of 2017 as pressure continues to intensify on manager Jurgen Klopp.
Posting on his personal Twitter account, former Liverpool attacker Collymore believes Arsenal will secure their first win at Anfield since 2012 with a 2-1 victory.
WBA 3 Palace 1. Liverpool 1 Arsenal 2. Spurs 3 Everton 2. Sunderland 0 City 3. Chelsea 2 West Ham 1.
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) March 2, 2017
Liverpool were unbeaten at Anfield this season until Swansea shocked the footballing world by winning 3-2 in Merseyside on January 21, largely thanks to a brace from Fernando Llorente.
The Reds then followed that by losing the next two home matches against Southampton and Wolves, knocking them out of the EFL Cup and the FA Cup.
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That form at Anfield could see Klopp’s side lose their seventh match in just 11 outings, with Arsenal well rested after last featuring against Sutton United in the FA Cup on February 20.
However, Liverpool will take solace from the first game of the 2016-17 campaign which saw them run out 4-3 winners at the Emirates, which saw Philippe Coutinho grab a brace.
Former Borussia Dortmund manager Klopp will be looking for a stronger performance from his defence, and will be buoyed by the potential return of Croatia international Dejan Lovren.
However, Liverpool will be without captain Jordan Henderson, who is yet to overcome a foot injury sustained in training.
A win for Liverpool could see them leapfrog Arsenal and Manchester City into a lofty third place in the Premier League table, if City lose to Sunderland on Sunday.
In other Liverpool news, here are three things we can expect from Saturday’s evening kick-off.