With a six-match programme from the English Premier League on Saturday, there’s plenty for football fans to sink their teeth into. A memorable and exciting afternoon awaits those fortunate enough to bag a ticket to the games and cheer on their favourite team while the rest enjoy the action broadcast live on television. There are some mouth-watering games on the schedule, including West Ham United’s home tie against Manchester United from 12:30. You can follow our in-depth preview and predictions on the football pages of our site.
This article focuses on Anfield, where high-flying Liverpool will face fellow Premier League title challengers Arsenal at 17:30 GMT in a game you can watch live on television. Liverpool holds the home advantage and, cheered on by a capacity crowd, the Reds aim to take control of the division and nudge themselves a step closer to regaining the title from Man City. Arsenal knows a win at the home of their rivals would provide a major boost to their chances of going one better than last season and winning the league title.
Reds start in second
Liverpool enjoys the home advantage over last season’s Premier League runners-up and this season’s pace-setters. Jurgen Klopp’s team entered with their stats for the campaign so far, showing 11 wins, five draws, and one defeat, with 36 goals scored and 15 conceded. A tally of 38 points means the locals are just one point behind pace-setters Arsenal and level on points with third-placed Aston Villa, a team quickly shaping to be the surprise package this term. Fourth-placed Man City is four points behind Liverpool.