Top 5 Liverpool vs Arsenal games in recent history
To close out a pretty successful year, Liverpool are set to host Arsenal on Saturday. Expectations will be high, considering their past against one another. Anfield has seen some astonishing games between the Reds and the Gunners in the past.
It never ceases to entertain every single season, both in the Premier League and elsewhere. There are many memories attached to this fixture for both sets of supporters. A lot of drama has unfolded between these two ambitious sides.
Dating all the way back to 1989, Arsenal stunned Liverpool on their turf to steal the first division title from them. Since then, this fixture has been filled with some crazy games and performances from unlikely sources.
Teams have often been humiliated as well, as we would come to see. One such instance came in the 2007 League Cup quarter-final when Arsenal somehow won 6-3 at Anfield. The humiliation goes both ways.
This season should be no different. Jurgen Klopp and Unai Emery faced off in an intense 1-1 draw at the Emirates. There are always fireworks when Liverpool face Arsenal at Anfield, with an average of five goals per game in their last five games.
This game has tilted title races, crushed spirits and wowed neutrals. This is the most entertaining game in the Premier League. This is Liverpool vs Arsenal and here are the five best installments of the fixture in recent history.
#5 Liverpool 3-3 Arsenal (2015-16)
Jurgen Klopp's first game against Arsenal as the Liverpool manager was a cracker. It was a cold night at Anfield in the middle of January when Roberto Firmino finally showed up as a Reds player.
The Brazilian scored a brilliant brace to show the Anfield faithful why former manager Brendan Rodgers spent close to £30 million to get him to Merseyside, even though it was Klopp reaping the benefits. Firmino's brilliance was canceled out by a couple of goalkeeping errors from Simon Mignolet.
It was 2-2 at half-time, but the game settled down in the second half. It looked like the Gunners would steal it courtesy of Olivier Giroud. But Liverpool would be rescued from an unlikely source.
Welshman Joe Allen popped up to slot home from a knockdown from Christian Benteke, in the dying moments of the game. It was a thriller, keeping Liverpool's spirits relatively high heading into their Europa League run and putting a damper on Arsenal's title challenge.