Watch the Arsenal vs. Liverpool match online to see who will strike the first blow in this Barclays Premier League rivalry. Liverpool travels to the Emirates stadium in what should be the key match in this Barclays Premier League gameweek.
Both Arsenal and Liverpool have enjoyed monumental success in England, but both have fallen in recent times to rivals such as Manchester United, Chelsea, and Manchester City. Arsenal have not won the league in a decade, while Liverpool is still yet to taste success in the Premier League era.
— Premier League (@premierleague) August 24, 2015
Last season, the corresponding fixture proved to be a rout as Arsenal cruised to a 4-1 victory. In fact, Arsenal have lost just once in this fixture in the last 15 home matches, a feat stretching back to the days of Highbury.
As the longest serving manager in the Barclays Premier League, Arsene Wenger has seen his share of in this fixture.
“If you want to have a successful season you want to be strong at home. Normally we are strong at home. This is an opportunity to show that. Your confidence is linked with your last result and at Crystal Palace we responded well. From that we should have enough confidence to go into the game positively against Liverpool. This is a very important game where the result will of course be vital. It’s not a result that will decide our title chances but in our heads we know it’s very important.”
It may come as a surprise that Liverpool’s manager, Brendan Rodgers, is the second longest serving manager in the Barclays Premier League.
“There’s a real focus in our group this season, a real toughness, mentally. We know that we’ve got that ability to scrap and fight as well as play good football. If we can go there and perform like we think we can and keep to our game-plan we’re confident we can get a result. If you assess Arsenal’s last 10 games they’ve lost at home, the teams that have won have averaged four shots on target, with 43% possession. It tells you that you can go there and you don’t need to dominate the ball, but you can dominate the space.”
To watch the Arsenal vs. Liverpool match live online, visit the NBC Sports Live Extra link here.
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