Premier League: Can Liverpool get the better of Arsenal at Anfield?

Liverpool will look to return to winning ways in the League when they lock horns with Arsenal at Anfield. 

The Reds were held to a frustrating goalless draw in their last League match against Man United, despite mustering a staggering 34 shots on goal, the most shots they have had in a match without scoring since 2003.

They since bounced back in midweek, thrashing West Ham 5-1 to move into the EFL Cup semi finals, and they will now look to translate that form into three points against a Gunners side who have failed to win at Anfield since 2012. 

Arsenal have picked up 39 points from 17 matches, and know that a positive result here will go a long way in their title charge, as well as boosting the confidence of the Arsenal faithful.

A 2-0 win over Brighton last time out ensured they remained on track, and having seen an inconsistent Man United leave Anfield with a point and a clean sheet, they will be hoping to pick up a much needed advantage over their relentless rivals.

Man United will look to build on a “positive” result against Liverpool when they take on West Ham at the Olympic Stadium. 

The Red Devils had their goal bombarded by their bitter rivals, conceding 34 shots in the process but held out for a 0-0 draw, a good result given their current circumstances.

They have now won just one of their last six games, the win being a 2-1 success over Chelsea at Old Trafford.

Having also been dumped out of the Champions League and failing to qualify for the Europa League as well, United will hope to get into some sort of rhythm on the pitch.

West Ham on the other hand were clapped 5-1 by Liverpool in midweek, though David Moyes rested a host of players, but they have won four of their last six matches and have picked up 14 points from eight home matches this season.

They won this game 1-0 last season courtesy of Said Benrahma’s soft strike, and a repeat result or better will see them move up to sixth on the table.

Everton will travel to face Tottenham at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as they look to shake off their EFL Cup exit to Fulham.

That match aside, though, Everton have been in imperious form, winning all four of their matches in December and keeping clean sheets in all four matches. 

They have won their last four on the road as well and are bidding to win five in a row for the first time since their title winning run in the 1969-70 campaign.

Tottenham were 2-0 winners over Nottingham Forest, ultimately putting the final nail in Steve Cooper’s coffin, picking up back to back wins to lie a point behind fourth placed Man City. 

Spurs have scored in each of their last 17 home matches, and are unbeaten in five games against the Toffees, winning the last home fixtures with an aggregate score of 7-0. A cracker of a game awaits us.

An injury hit Newcastle will face Luton Town at Kenilworth Road in the hopes of securing just their second away win of the season.

The Magpies have failed to pick up maximum points on the road since thrashing Sheffield United 8-0 in September, and have registered losses in their last three games on rival territory.

A 3-0 home win over Fulham is their only win in the last six games, which makes for grim reading against a Luton side who have been a tough nut to crack at home all campaign.

Luton remain 18th on the table following the postponement of their fixture against Bournemouth due to the collapse of captain Tom Lockyer, who suffered a cardiac arrest and had to be rushed to the hospital.

Lockyer is in a stable condition now, and it’s safe to say he is ruled out of this one. The Hatters have lost their last three games and will be desperate to end that run in front of their home fans.

Fulham will look to shake off their 3-0 loss to Newcastle when they host Burnley at Craven Cottage.

Nottingham Forest will hope to kick off the post Steve Cooper era with a win when Bournemouth visit the City Ground.

On Sunday, Chelsea will look to build on a recent positive run of form when they make the trip to the Molineux to face Wolves. 

The Blues followed up a win over Sheffield United by progressing to the EFL Cup semi finals courtesy of a penalty shootout victory over Newcastle. 

Christopher Nkunku finally made his long awaited return from injury, but they will have it all to do nonetheless against a Wolves side that have been good at home this season, recording wins over the likes of Tottenham and Man City.