Liverpool destroyer Fabinho can prove himself against Mesut Ozil
Table toppers Liverpool host Arsenal on Saturday evening in the Premier League and will be keen to maintain their unbeaten run this season.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are six points clear at the top at the halfway stage after winning 16 of 19 league games, but the Gunners were one of the three teams to draw with them in the first half of the campaign.
Unai Emery’s Arsenal will posses a dangerous attacking threat when they travel to Anfield that Liverpool’s resilient defence will need to be wary of.
One of the key battle could take place between German playmaker Mesut Ozil and Liverpool enforcer Fabinho.
Arsenal’s attacking midfielder Ozil has not been in the best of form so far this season, but is still a major threat and has the quality to unlock defences.
The 30-year-old will look to drop in-between defence and midfield to find pockets of space, where he’s got the vision and accuracy to unleash teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Alexandre Lacazette.
Liverpool’s defensive midfielder is likely to be tasked with keeping him quiet and there is a good chance Fabinho will be back in that role, as Klopp rotates between his options.
Brazilian Fabinho, 25, has shown massive signs of improvement at Anfield after a slow start and is breaking up play far more frequently.
He’s also got an excellent range of passing and looks well suited to the Premier League.
Fabinho can really prove himself by squashing Arsenal’s elite creator Ozil, who cost £42.4million (BBC) from Real Madrid back in 2013.
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