It’s Liverpool vs Arsenal in tonight’s 8pm kick off, in what will be the 231st meeting between the two sides in all competitions and the 57th in the Premier League.

A win for either side would see them draw level on nine points with leaders Leicester City and Everton at the top of the table.

As Liverpool and Arsenal, ranked third and fourth respectively, prepare to maintain their perfect start to the league, we created an XI comprising of players from both sides.

Goalkeeper: Alisson

Alisson has been one of the most consistent performers in goal since joining the Premier League. He has kept 35 clean sheets from 69 appearances, approximately averaging a clean sheet every two games.


Right-back: Trent Alexander-Arnold

The Englishman has been formidable in terms of creating goals and tracking back. He has been among the top-three assist providers in each of the past two league seasons, managing 25 assists in that period.

Centre-back: Virgil van Dijk

Van Dijk has taken The Reds up one level, instilled leadership, goals and stability since joining from Southampton in January 2018. He has looked assured at the heart of defence and despite some uncharacteristic errors, is usually reliable.

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Centre-back: Kieran Tierney

The Scot has seemingly got over the worst of his past injury woes and looks to have found form under Mikel Arteta in a more central role.

He helped to keep three clean sheets from Arsenal’s final ten league games of last season and performed excellently in matches against Manchester City and Chelsea in the FA Cup, and Liverpool in the Community Shield.

Left-back: Andy Robertson

Like fellow full-back Alexander-Arnold, Robertson is a threat in offensive areas and is more than capable of making recovery challenges when his side is under attack. The defender has provided 23 assists in the last two league campaigns.


Central midfield: Thiago

Thiago dictated play when he came on at half-time against Chelsea for his debut last weekend. He managed to complete 75 passes in that time, the most among any Chelsea player on the pitch that played 90 minutes.

Central-defensive midfield: Fabinho

The versatile Brazilian has bolstered Liverpool’s midfield and provided cover defensively. He likes to break up counter-attacks, win freekicks in dangerous areas of the pitch and also has a creative dimension, with five goal involvements from 28 league appearances last season (two goals and three assists).

Central midfield: Jordan Henderson

The Liverpool skipper has shown his depth of passing in recent seasons, no longer playing the short sideways passes, which had seen him previously attract criticism.

He likes to switch the ball more quickly and to opposite sides of the field to lure opponents out of position and set up attacks, which he has improved a great deal.

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Right-wing: Mohamed Salah

The Egyptian has hit the ground running already this season, with a hat-trick in the side’s league opener against Leeds United. He has been among the top-five scorers in the league in each of the last three campaigns, with last season’s tally of 19, his lowest for The Reds.

In the 2017-18 campaign, he managed 32 to record the most goals in a single 38-game Premier League campaign.

Centre-forward: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Aubameyang has pledged his immediate future to Arsenal and can now focus on his football, and doing what he does best: scoring goals.

He has consistently managed 22 goals in each of his past two seasons and has already got a goal and an assist to his name. He scored twice against Liverpool in the Community Shield, the opener and the decisive penalty in the shootout triumph.

Left-wing: Sadio Mané

Since joining Liverpool, Mané has managed to hit double figures in each of his past five seasons at the club, demonstrating his consistency. He has been involved in 89 goals from 129 league appearances for The Reds, scoring 65 and providing 24 assists.

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