Two clubs with vast and proud histories will come face to face in a crunch tie in the Premier League this mid-week. Arsenal who are at the top of the table at the moment will travel to Anfield in what promises to be a cracker of a match on Wednesday night.
On the eve of the game, we will take a look at 5 memorable games between these two giants in all competitions:
Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool (21/05/01):
In a season where Liverpool won the treble, the FA Cup proved to be the most difficult cup to lift as opponents Arsenal were in great form and did not lose an FA Cup fixture until 2014. At the Cardiff Millennium Stadium, Arsenal took an early lead and looked poised to lift the trophy but Michael Owen had other ideas. His predatory instincts that let him score a brace gave Liverpool a proud FA Cup victory.
Liverpool 3-6 Arsenal (09/01/07):
Liverpool welcomed Arsenal to Anfield in a League Cup encounter but were dealt a crushing blow as the Gunners put 6 past the Reds in their own back-yard. Though Fowler cancelled out Aliadiere’s first goal, a brace from Baptista and one from Alex Song saw the visitors go into half time with a 4-1 lead. Steven Gerrard and Sami Hyppia pulled two back for the hosts but another brace in the second half by Baptista sealed the deal for the Gunners who moved onto the next round.
Liverpool 4-2 Arsenal (08/04/08):
A thrilling Champions League encounter saw Liverpool come into the game after a 1-1 stalemate at the Emirates. Sami Hyppia and Fernando Torres scored for the reds while Diaby scored for the Gunners leaving the game at 2-1 with 10 minutes to go. Emmanuel Adebayor pulled one back with 6 minutes to go to stun Anfield but soon after, a coolly dispatched penalty from Steven Gerrard and a well take goal by Ryan Babel saw the hosts set up a thrilling Champions League semi-final against Chelsea.
Liverpool 4-4 Arsenal (21/04/09):
The best game for Andre Arshavin in an Arsenal shirt, the mid-fielder gave Arsenal an early lead in the first half as both teams went into the break at 1-0. Arshavin added three more to his tally even as Torres and Benayoun both scored twice to produce a roller coaster of a game at Anfield. The game ended in a 4-4 draw with goals galore and saw Liverpool reach the top of the table on goal difference but lost out on the league title to Untied who were 4 points clear.
Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal (08/02/14):
In one of the best games in the Rodgers era for Reds, Arsenal came to Anfield as league leaders looking to cement their place at the top. But they were utterly humiliated by Suarez and company as they put 4 past the visitors in the first 20 minutes. Martin Skrtel and Raheem Sterling picked two goals each in this time as Arsenal never looked like coming back from the shock. A neat finish from Daniel Sturridge topped off a brilliant performance by the Reds who were in the midst of the title race after this result.
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