Teams and preview – Arsenal can run riot against Liverpool back three!

JUst as Louis van Gaal did when taking on Arsenal a month or so ago, the Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has tried to fix his leaky defence and cope with a few injury problems by changing the formation of the team and going to three at the back.

But it has not exactly been a success so far, with three goals shipped against Man United this week and Bournemouth in midweek causing them all sorts of problems but finishing poorly. But despite that and the loss of Dejan Lovren to injury, Rodgers is sticking with the plan, bringing Sakho in to replace him.

Balotelli OUT of Arsenal clash and Liverpool have injury problems too!

Arsene Wenger will surely feel confident that Arsenal can come away from Anfield with all three points on Sunday. The manager was probably already rubbing his hands together at the prospect of adding to Liverpool and Brendan Rodgers misery this season, but will be relishing the trip to Anfield even more now.

Sky Sports have reported the good news, for Arsenal, that Rodgers will have to do without his summer signing Mario Balotelli for the clash with the Gunners. The Italy international has received a one match nan from the FA after his dozy post on social media managed to offend Jewish and black people alike.

Toure determined to make Arsenal regret selling him

The former Arsenal centre half Kolo Toure seems to be pretty fired up for the weekend’s clash against his former club as Liverpool visit the Emirates stadium on Saturday. The Ivorian defender has claimed he will show his former employers that letting him go was a mistake.

The Liverpool star had a relatively successful spell in North London, having won a league title and two FA Cups during his seven years with the club. Toure is famously remembered as being an integral part of Arsenal’s legendary ‘Invincibles’ team which went on to win the league title unbeaten, before leaving for Manchester City in 2009. Fast forward to 2013, the now 32-year-old defender seems to have his sights set on making his former employers regret letting him go.