By Gary Fulcher and Daniel Rhodes.
Liverpool return to Premier League action at Anfield on Wednesday evening – 8pm kick off UK time – with table toppers Arsenal the opponents. 12 points separate Arsene Wenger’s side from the Reds who sit in 8th, and with Liverpool ravaged by injuries, Jürgen Klopp faces a tough task in improving our recent poor record against Arsenal that has seen us pick up just two wins from our last eight league meetings at Anfield, a record that becomes even more dire when including away games (two wins from 17).
In a classic example of how stats can be used to suit a particular agenda, Liverpool have lost just six of the last 17 meetings with the Gunners home and away and have lost only one of the previous four meetings. The corresponding fixture at Anfield last season ended in a 2-2 draw, with Martin Skrtel scoring in the seventh minute of injury time in the second half to earn a draw for the Reds who were down to ten men following Fabio Borini’s dismissal for two yellow cards.
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