So far the Reds have featured in three games during the new season and have picked up wins in each one of them including the UEFA Super Cup. But this will be the first big test for Liverpool in the Premier League.
On paper, this should be a pretty even contest given Arsenal have had a really good transfer window but in Van Dijk and Joel Matip, the Reds have one of the best defensive lines in the whole of England.
But still former Reds man Jamie Carragher feels that there is a weakness that the Gunners can exploit this coming weekend at Anfield.
Carragher said(as reported by the Metro): ‘What Liverpool have done this season, we’re talking about them playing a high line, I’m not necessarily sure it’s a higher line, but it looks to me as if they’re trying to play offside.
‘They caught players offside more than anyone in the Premier League this season.
‘I don’t like it and I think they’ve been lucky and fortunate at different times this season to get away with it.
‘Well that’s what you think, you think [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang, [Alexandre] Lacazette, [Nicolas] Pepe maybe coming on also.
‘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.’