Liverpool’s Adam Lallana is hoping that they can ‘put on a show’ when they rock up at the Emirates on Monday night.
Good luck with that.
The Scousers were trounced 4-1 the last time they turned up in North London and their form in the first two games of the season has hardly got many worried that we could see a reverse of that scoreline.
Saved against Stoke on the opening day by a wonder-strike from Philippe Coutinho and allowed, by the referee, to rob Bournemouth blind on Monday night, they have been far from convincing.
Arsenal, on the other hand, despite losing to West Ham on the opening day, have carved out more chances than any other side in the league and as they look to hit their stride after their performance against Palace at the weekend, will be hopeful of replicating last season’s result.
“It was a big result for us [against Bournemouth],” Lallana told the Liverpool Echo. “Six points out of six and two clean sheets – that’s massive for us confidence wise.
“We’ll go to Arsenal with a gameplan to keep this run going. We’ve got a full week to prepare for Arsenal now.
“Hopefully we can go there and put on a good show.
“There is definitely room for improvement in our performances but that will come. It’s great we got three points against Bournemouth without playing our best football.
“They are always difficult games against the top four.
“They are good teams. Arsenal will be tough but we have a week to prepare for it.
“The manager will set us up to get a result there. We’ve had two clean sheets in two games and we’ll be looking for a third on Monday night. We’re going there to try to get the win.”
With Michael Oliver in charge, can’t see that happening, Adam.