Table-toppers Arsenal appeared in a relaxed mood as manager Arsene Wenger put his men through their paces ahead of their trip to face Liverpool Wednesday evening.
The Barclays Premier League leaders are bidding to end a 12-year wait for the title and Wenger knows this fixture will pose plenty of questions to his side’s title credentials.
Fresh off the weekend’s routine 3-1 FA Cup third-round win over Sunderland, Arsenal will be well aware that Jurgen klopp’s side will provide much more of a test as the German looks to reignite their stuttering season.
Arsenal have not won at Liverpool since 2012. A match-up that is never short on goals, who can forget the 4-4 draw, when Russian Andrey Arshavin announced his arrival in stunning fashion, with the midfielder grabbing all four that night, or the 5-1 drubbing Liverpool dished out a couple of years ago to make a mockery of an Arsenal team – who were top the league heading into that game.
Arsenal boss Wenger is under no illusions as to what lies in store for his men.
‘Every time we go to Anfield, we face a team who is up for it,’ he said. ‘It’s always a ferocious battle, no matter who the manager is.
‘They had a very strong manager before, they have a very strong one now and Klopp has the personality to do well there…’’

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