Things don’t get much easier for the reigning champions, who find themselves taking on a second London behemoth in as many weeks
Two of the early pace-setters in this season’s Premier League collide on Monday evening as defending champions Liverpool host a resurgent Arsenal at Anfield.
Both sides have put maximum points on the board from their opening games and they have done so in style, much to the satisfaction of their respective supporters.
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds easily swept aside the challenge of Chelsea in their last league outing, while Mikel Arteta’s side were made to work hard for three points in their victory over London rivals West Ham.
There will be plenty of intrigue around this encounter, with the two teams having serious ambitions for league glory, so a win here would certainly help to lay down a marker.
Liverpool vs Arsenal live streaming in UK
|Game||Liverpool vs Arsenal|
|Date||Monday September 28|
|Kick-off time||8:00pm BST|
|Live stream||NOW TV|
In the United Kingdom (UK), Liverpool versus Arsenal will be available to stream live online using NOW TV.
Fans will be able to watch the game by signing up for a NOW TV Day Pass – which gives access to all Sky Sports channels for 24 hours at a price of £9.99. NOW TV is also offering for a special offer of £25 per month for 12 months – a saving of over 25 per cent – for a limited time.
Liverpool vs Arsenal on UK TV
Liverpool versus Arsenal will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event in the UK.
The showdown between the Reds and the Gunners will also be available to watch on Sky Sports Ultra HD.
Liverpool team news & injuries
|Goalkeepers||Alisson, Adrian, Kelleher, Karius|
|Defenders||Van Dijk, Gomez, Tsimikas, Robertson, Matip, Phillips, Alexander-Arnold, Williams|
|Midfielders||Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Keita, Milner, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Grujic, Jones, Shaqiri, Ojo, Woodburn, Wilson, Elliott, Thiago|
|Forwards||Firmino, Mane, Salah, Minamino, Jota, Brewster, Origi|
Joel Matip will be unavailable for selection after suffering an injury set-back on a persistent muscle problem, but Joe Gomez should be available for selection, while Fabinho is an option at centre-back too.
New £20 million signing Thiago Alcantara will be pushing for a start after impressing on his Premier League debut, having outpassed every Chelsea player despite only playing 45 minutes last weekend.
However, there is a question marks over the fitness of Thiago and goalkeeper Alisson, with Naby Keita and Adrian ready to deputise if needed.
Diogo Jota, fresh for following Thiago into Anfield last week in a £41m ($53m) transfer from Wolves, will be pushing for a place in the squad too.
The Spain international replaced Jordan Henderson at half-time in the game against the Blues, and the captain is another doubt to be fit for selection.
Possible Liverpool starting XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Arsenal team news & injuries
|Defenders||Bellerin, Tierney, Saliba, Sokratis, Gabriel, Holding, Cedric, Mustafi, Chambers, Mari, Luiz, Kolsainac|
|Midfielders||Saka, Ceballos, Ozil, Torreira, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Willock, Guendouzi, Smith Rowe, Xhaka|
|Forwards||Aubameyang, Lacazette, Willian, Nketiah, Pepe, Nelson, Martinelli|
There are some concerns over the fitness of Kieran Tierney, who pulled out of the squad for the game against West Ham after experiencing “muscular discomfort” during the warm-up.
Sead Kolasinac stepped in for the Scotland international and may have done enough to retain his place.
David Luiz is back in the squad and will be aiming to reclaim a starting position in the team, but will have to work hard to dislodge one of Gabriel or Rob Holding.
Arsenal have a number of long-term absentees who will not be available for a number of weeks or months, including Gabriel Martinelli, Shkodran Mustafi, Pablo Mari and Calum Chambers.
Possible Arsenal starting XI: Leno; Tierney, Gabriel, Holding; Bellerin, Xhaka, Ceballos, Saka; Aubameyang, Lacazette, Willian
Premier League games on NOW TV this week
NOW TV Day Pass subscribers have six top Premier League games to watch this weekend.
If you get your Day Pass early enough on Monday, you’ll also be able to watch the game between Fulham and Aston Villa ahead of the Liverpool-Arsenal main event.
There are a number of exciting matches on Saturday, Sunday and Monday across the season, so subscribers can choose which days appeal most to them.
If UK football fans want a full weekend and beyond on Sky then NOW TV’s offer of £25 a month for 12 months will ensure you don’t miss any of the Premier League action.