At the request of the fans, the match will start 15 minutes earlier than planned. Both teams have maximum results this season. The Liverpool trio threaten Arsenal.
The third round of the EPL will end with a central match, which will be hosted by Liverpool Anfield, and the opponent of Merseyside will be Arsenal.
It is noteworthy that the Premier League’s leadership has taken into account the wishes of the fans, and the next game will start 15 minutes earlier than planned. The situation changed after the new pandemic regulations came into force in England. The match was to start at 20:15 local time. Now, the pubs and bars close at 22:00. So, it turned out that the fans gathered there would not be able to watch the last minutes of the game. This angered the fans, and after a number of requests, their interest was taken into account.
The upcoming game is really interesting. The Liverpool-Arsenal poster is already attracting attention, and at the same time, the teams have met the new season in good shape. The boys of Jürgen Klopp and Mikel Arteta have both won two of their two games since the start of the EPL. A few days ago, they also played successfully in the League Cup: Liverpool defeated Lincoln 7: 2, and Arsenal defeated Leicester 2: 0. It is interesting that Liverpool and Arsenal “collided” with each other in the 1/8 final of the Cup, and this match will take place on September 29.
Both teams have a lot of injured players before the next game. “Joe Gomez has just started training, and maybe he will even attend his game. Unfortunately, Joel Matip is not ready. “Jordan Henderson also needs some time, who really can’t help us on Monday,” said Klopp. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is also unable to help his team due to injury.
Liverpool’s Spanish newcomer Thiago Alcantara will not be in the starting lineup due to injury. Though, Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta paid special attention to him:
“I rarely comment on the actions of other teams in the transfer market. However, the case of Thiago is different. I still like him from his time in Barcelona. He is an extraordinary person, a great talent who has all the qualities needed for a high-level midfielder. I think Thiago is an excellent acquisition for Liverpool. The matches with them in the Premier League and the Cup last season were very different. Now, everything will be different. Liverpool dominate almost every aspect of the game. So, we have to meet the match in the best shape. “If we do not show the maximum on Monday, we will not achieve anything.”
According to the latest reports, Alisson Becker‘s game against Arsenal is also doubtful. Due to some injury doubts, he missed a series of training sessions.
The mission of the Londoners is further complicated by a large number of injured players. Injured and unable to play are Calum Chambers, Gabriel Martinelli, Pablo Mari, Shkodran Mustafi, and Emile Smith Rowe.