Our match prediction:
Arsenal and Liverpool face each other at Emirates Stadium in what is expected to be the most interesting clash of Sunday’s program. Riyad Mahrez was on the verge of signing a deal with the Gunners, but, as things stand now, Arsene Wenger will not be counting on the Leicester City winger for the 2016/2017 Premier League campaign. Anyhow, the experienced tactician has a number of high-profile footballers to choose from and we predict that the hosts will find the net in the opening match of the new season. Liverpool, on the other hand, impressed in a 4-0 win over Barcelona in their final warm-up game and the Reds will be looking to build on the performance when they take on Arsenal at Emirates Stadium in Sunday’s football match. Taking everything into account, there is every chance we will see goals galore in London. When the two teams met at Anfield earlier in 2016 they played out a thrilling 3-3 draw.
Highligted Player (Xhaka):
Granit Xhaka is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most talented central midfielders at the moment and he is on the radar of quite a few high-profile sides. Just two seasons at FC Basel proved enough to attract interest from Borussia M’gladbach, who secured his signature in the summer of 2012. The Switzerland international had a slow start to his career in Germany, causing many pundits to start doubting his credentials, but he eventually turn things around to show he is more than capable of playing at the highest level. Acting as a deep-lying playmaker, Xhaka impressed fans and pundits alike with his performances in Bundesliga and European competitions, and he even managed to score a couple of important goals in the process. Despite his fragile age, the highly regarded footballer has been a key member of the Switzerland national team for quite some time now, scoring 6 goals in his first 40 caps to establish himself as a real leader of the Rossocrociati. The 2014 World Cup, where he scored one goal in four starts, should prove just the first of many major tournaments to come.
Highlighted Team (Liverpool):
Founded back in 1982, Liverpool are one of England’s and world’s most famous clubs. The Reds hold a high-profile rivalry with Everton and there have always been fireworks when the two teams take on each other in the Merseyside derby. The Reds welcome their opponents at Anfield and it has to be noted that they have already won 18 first division trophies. Liverpool were on the verge of lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, but Steven Gerrard slipped in the decider against Chelsea and left the Reds without a title. Liverpool won their last Champions League trophy in 2005, with the team coming from three goals behind to beat Milan in a historic clash in Istanbul. The Reds have clinched five European Cups and it is no surprise they are regarded as one of the greatest European clubs. The likes of Steven Gerrard, Robbie Fowler, Paul Ince, Ian Rush, Graeme Souness, Sami Hyypia and Luis Suarez are some of the most notable footballers to have represented the club over the years. The club’s anthem is You’ll Never Walk Alone and their shirt colour is red.