Jamie Carragher is worried that Arsenal’s top-notch attackers will ruin Liverpool’s currently perfect Premier League record – largely due to the uncertainty in our defence.
We’ve conceded goals against Norwich, Chelsea and Southampton this season – with our opponents having plenty of shots on our goal.
Carra’s concern is that the Gunners’ expert forwards will convert more of their opportunities.
“Well that’s what you think, you think Aubameyang, Lacazette, Pepe maybe coming on also,” he told Sky Sports, cited in the Echo.
When I say Liverpool have got away with it, the quality they’ve played against hasn’t been top class.
“I said after the Norwich game, if they were playing a top team they may not have won. Considering they won 4-1, it’s a big thing to say I suppose, but the quality Arsenal have, if Liverpool get caught in those positions and don’t run back, they’re going to have major problems within that game.
“You think about on the counter-attack as well, Liverpool playing higher up on the pitch on Saturday. And listen of course Liverpool are going to cause big problems the other way, I have no doubt about that, but the chances, the shots on goal that they’re allowing at this moment, better quality teams, better quality strikers, are going to make Liverpool pay.”
We can understand Carra’s comments, as we haven’t looked as rock-solid at the back as during parts of 2018/19 – but the reasons why are clear.
Alisson, the best goalkeeper on the planet, has been unavailable, while Jurgen Klopp is deploying a very high line in order to help us win back possession quickly.
For us, Joel Matip should be partnering Virgil van Dijk at the moment, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson at fullback.
With Fabinho holding, and Jordan Henderson set to start with Gini Wijnaldum either side – we’d hope to look more solid against Unai Emery’s exciting side at the weekend.
Here’s hoping, anyway!