In the early part of the season, the Reds have not hit top form just yet as Jurgen Klopp eluded to yesterday, but sit top of the pile in the Premier League nonetheless, albeit with only two matchweeks completed.
Arsenal, too, have a 100% league record at this stage, so something will have to give later today at the final whistle at Anfield.
Last season, the Reds beat Arsenal 5-1, with Roberto Firmino netting a hat-trick. The year before, Mo Salah announced himself on the big stage with an incredible goal on the counter-attack in a 4-0 triumph.
Via LiverpoolFC.com, only once before – in 1922 – had the Reds beaten Arsenal in consecutive home league matches when scoring four or more goals, so do it again this evening, and that would be a club first.
The Reds are unbeaten in their last eight clashes with the Gunners, and not since 2000 have they gone nine without a loss. That has to be the goal tonight, though, with every point in the title race vital, even at this stage of the campaign.
The Reds might be able to set a new record by netting four times, but hopefully they won’t need that many to get the three points.
A simple 1-0 would do us nicely, though with an average of 4.5 goals per game being scored over the last 11 league meetings between the sides, that doesn’t seem too likely.