Ex-Liverpool striker Michael Owen is anticipating an action-packed game when the Reds face Arsenal on Monday evening.
The BT Sport pundit says he has not been convinced by either team’s defence in their first two league matches this season and he is looking forward to an open contest when the two sides meet at Anfield:
“I think this is going to be an absolute cracker to round off Matchday 3. Both teams have shown a vulnerability in defence so far this season and I see that trend continuing on Monday night. Historically, fixtures between these two sides have resulted in goals aplenty and I don’t see that changing this time around. I’m going for a memorable game, full of attacking threat, and a 3-2 victory for Jurgen Klopp’s men.”
Although an entertaining game cannot be ruled out, the previous two meetings between these two clubs have been very cagey affairs, with the Gunners sitting back and waiting to pounce on the counter-attack.
With that being the case, you wouldn’t put it past Arsenal scoring on the break, but there are unlikely to be that many goals. Manager Jurgen Klopp could well give Thiago Alcantara his full debut in order to unlock a deep-lying defensive line, and the Reds will need to be clinical in front of goal to get the three points and maintain their 100% start.