Liverpool vs Arsenal LIVE commentary: Full talkSPORT coverage of Premier League clash plus match stats and team news

Liverpool and Arsenal go head-to-head at Anfield this weekend in one of the biggest Premier League games of the season so far.

The two are the only top-flight clubs to have won both of their matches to open up the 2019/20 campaign.

Liverpool have beaten Norwich and Southampton while Arsenal have seen off Newcastle and Burnley.

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Liverpool vs Arsenal will be live on talkSPORT this weekend

At least one of their perfect records will go this weekend as they face off on Merseyside.

The Reds finished just a point off Manchester City in the title race last season and are looking to finally end their wait for a top-flight crown this term.

Meanwhile, there is increased optimism around the Gunners following their successful summer and good start to the year.

It sets up an intriguing tie at Anfield and talkSPORT’s GameDay special will bring you all the action.

Liverpool vs Arsenal: How to listen

The Premier League clash will get under way at 5:30pm on Saturday, August 24.

Full commentary from Anfield will be live on talkSPORT, with our coverage starting at 5:15pm.

Laura Woods will bring you all the build-up before handing over to Clive Tyldesley and Sam Allardyce for live and exclusive commentary.

To tune in, just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below.

You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089.

For more information about how to listen LIVE on talkSPORT click here.

Liverpool vs Arsenal: What has been said?

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: “There are different types of team spirit, the team won the Champions League last season so it would be strange if they didn’t [have good team spirit].

“It’s about being able to kick the butts of your team-mates, not just having drinks together.

“I liked what Hendo [Jordan Henderson] said in pre-season when he said ‘we’d be friends forever.’ Not best friends, you’ve got to be able to push each other for now.”

Arsenal boss Unai Emery: “I think the motivation for us is very big on Saturday. We are going to have some Arsenal supporters helping us and it’s a big challenge.

“It’s going to be a different game to Burnley because the team is different. They are going to demand different tactical issues, but we want to play and show how we are now.

“It’s a big test to show their capacity and our capacity.”

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Liverpool star Sadio Mane has started the new Premier League season well
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Liverpool vs Arsenal: Match stats

  • Liverpool are unbeaten in their last eight matches against Arsenal in all competitions (W4 D4).
  • Arsenal are without a win in their last six visits to Anfield to play Liverpool in the Premier League (W0 D2 L4), conceding two or more goals in each match (22 in total).
  • No Premier League fixture has seen more goals than matches between Liverpool and Arsenal (155 goals in 54 games). The fixture has also seen the most hat-tricks in the competition (6 – Robbie Fowler 2, Thierry Henry, Peter Crouch, Andrey Arshavin and Roberto Firmino).
  • Arsenal will be looking to win their first three games of a top-flight season for the ninth time in their history and for the first time since 2004-05, when they finished second behind Chelsea.
  • Liverpool have gone 41 Premier League games without defeat at Anfield (W31 D10 L0), since a 1-2 defeat to Sam Allardyce’s Crystal Palace – a run lasting two years and 123 days.
  • Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino has scored more Premier League goals versus Arsenal they he has against any other side (8 goals in 8 games).
  • Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored three goals in 13 Premier League games against fellow ‘big six’ sides, averaging a goal every 356 minutes – in games against non-big-six sides, he has scored 31 times in 38 games, averaging a goal every 94 minutes.
  • Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has faced Arsenal seven times without defeat in the Premier League (W4 D3) – against no side has he faced more without losing in the English top-flight (7 – level with Everton).
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Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have fired Arsenal to wins over Newcastle and Burnley in the Premier League
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Liverpool vs Arsenal: Team news

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker and midfielder Naby Keita are both still a few weeks away from fitness.

Alisson is off his crutches after a calf injury but will not be ready until after the international break.

Keita is also looking at further time on the sidelines as he recovers from a muscle strain.

Meanwhile, Mesut Ozil could make his first appearance of the season for Arsenal.

The Gunners head to Anfield with Ozil available following illness, while Granit Xhaka is also in contention to return after missing the win over Burnley with bruising to his back.

Club-record signing Nicolas Pepe is pushing to make his full debut following two substitute appearances but Konstantinos Mavropanos, Kieran Tierney, Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding are absent.

Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action. We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever.

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