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Firmino Looks To Extend Excellent Goal Scoring Form Against Arsenal

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Liverpool’s number 9 has a knack for finding the mark against the London Top 6 rival.

Liverpool v Arsenal - Premier League Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Since Klopp’s Premier League debut against Arsenal, at Anfield in January of 2016, one thing has remained consistent: lots of goals. When the two sides have met under the German manager, they have never failed to combine for fewer than four goals, including two 3-3 draws and a 4-3 Liverpool win.

Roberto Firmino has been a big part of Liverpool’s recent success against the London side, and he’ll likely be relishing an opportunity to play Arsenal again. His goal return against them, 5 goals in his last 6 matches, is his best return against any side.

Firmino has found the mark in the last three matches against Arsenal, resulting in two wins and a draw for the Reds. If Bobby scores again today, he’ll be the first Liverpool player ever to score in four consecutive matches against Arsenal.

Moreover, in those six matches Bobby has faced the Gunners, Liverpool are unbeaten, winning three and drawing three (including three wins in the last four). If Liverpool extend that unbeaten streak to seven today, it’ll be the first time since 2000 that they have had such a lengthy streak against the Gunners (when they achieved a 12-match unbeaten run).

Klopp’s Reds will face a different challenge to those posed by legendary manager Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal squads, but indications so far this season indicate that this one should be yet another goal-scoring classic. Hopefully Bobby & Co. will take advantage of the spaces provided by the Arsenal defense, and continue their recent good form.