Liverpool face a tough task against Arsenal on the opening day of the season, if stats are anything to go by.

On Wednesday, the 2016/17 fixture list was announced and Arsenal face Liverpool at home on the opening weekend, which is the 13 – 15th August 2016.

As Opta Joe pointed out later on, the Merseyside team have only beaten us once on our turf in the last 16 games.

Although our away form against Liverpool isn’t quite as rosy, it should give our squad a boost ahead of the opening match. We got off to a terrible start last season, losing 2-0 at home to West Ham, let’s hope for an improved performance later this year.