What Virgil van Dijk told Jurgen Klopp after Arsenal draw

Jurgen Klopp

A minute's silence will be observed before kick-off at the Cardiff City Stadium and players will wear black armbands in Vichai's honour.

Mesut Ozil will be match fit after being rested in mid-week for the Carabao Cup clash against Blackpool. The Merseyside club have conceded only four goals - the second least in the ongoing season after City's three.

"The injuries are normal in one season". In defence, it is a completely different matter. The Reds now occupy the table's top spot alone, although that might be short lived.

Arsenal's resurgence under new manager Unai Emery saw one fixture ringed in red on the calendar - the night they would meet Liverpool at Emirates Stadium. Emery hasn't had the best start to London life in terms of playing in the big games. "It's nice to prepare them [the players], it's hard but it's nice because you need the full package to cause them problems", Klopp was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

But during the Premier League era, there's no doubt that Arsenal have been far more successful than the Merseysiders. However, Liverpool generally find it hard at the Emirates Stadium, as they have won only twice in the league at the Emirates stadium in last 18 years.

The Gunners could however, be without several key players against the Reds.

Last season, Arsenal probably would have lost that game. But the home side couldn't find the opening goal they were after, and were punished for it on the other end.

The Citizens are now top of the table, but only courtesy of a superior goal difference to second place Liverpool.

Despite almost leading at half-time, Klopp was frustrated with how his team performed and even went as far as to switch their formation in the second half. Jurgen Klopp was adamant the goal should have stood.

It was a test of Emery and his players, of their resilience and self-belief - in many ways a test of what exactly he is trying to bring to Arsenal.

The last time these two sides met in the Premier League at the Emirates, a frantic clash in December previous year, the full time scoreline read 3-3 and while we should expect goals, I highly doubt this Liverpool backline will concede three in one game. Arsenal allow their opponents just 8.70 passes per defensive action (PPDA), which is just second behind Pochettino's Spurs. His recent run is reminiscent of the fabulous start he made at Old Trafford, when he scored four goals in his first four games.

Crystal Palace are now on a poor run of form in the Premier League, having failed to win in their last five top-flight games.

With Henderson still sidelined, summer signing Fabinho is expected to start in the midfield once again after back to back commanding displays in his last two matches.

They'd have ranked 17th in the Premier League if the full-time whistle came after 45 minutes in the Premier League this season, while Liverpool had the best record at the break, going into this weekend.

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