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Liverpool must match 18-year-old record against Arsenal to maintain unbeaten run

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Liverpool must match 18-year-old record against Arsenal to maintain unbeaten run

Heading into Saturday evening’s late kick-off against Arsenal top of the Premier League, Liverpool know that the pressure is on in order to keep up their unbeaten start to the season and maintain their lead ahead of Manchester City.

To do so though, Liverpool must set a new record which dates all the way back to 2000 by going an eighth game against the Gunners without defeat, something they have failed to do since a 14 game spell between 1994 and 2000.

It finally came to an end in August 2000 with goals from Lauren and Thierry Henry at Highbury in a 2-0 win, but since then the Reds have failed to avoid defeat in more than seven games against the London side.

28 Aug 1999: The Liverpool team celebrates during the FA Carling Premiership match against Arsenal played at Anfield in Liverpool, England. Liverpool won the game 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Clive Brunskill /Allsport

The last time Arsenal got the better of their counterparts on Saturday came in April 2015, when Liverpool were beaten 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium.

 

You would have to go as far back as 2012 to find the last time that Arsenal tasted victory at Anfield but that is what Unai Emery will be out for on Saturday as his team look to keep what would be only their second clean sheet at the stadium this century.

The Spanish coach clearly has his work cut out given the form of Jurgen Klopp’s team and they will be out to maintain that with another win on Merseyside.

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