London: Emboldened by back-to-back victories, Liverpool visit longstanding rivals Arsenal today looking to score points in an early battle for position in the EPL.

Liverpool lost 1-4 on their last trip to the Emirates Stadium in April as their challenge for a Champions League place faded, with Brendan Rodgers’ side taking just eight points from a possible 27 in the run-in. But having beaten Stoke City and Bournemouth, and with Arsenal having lost 3-1 at home to West Ham recently, Liverpool return to north London with confidence. “No matter when these games come in the season, they’re always good for the psychological effect.

It’s a tough game, but we’ll arrive here for it with confidence. If we play to our plan we can get a result,” Liverpool manager Rodgers said yesterday.

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