Arsene Wenger has rejected claims that Liverpool could be without a number of players when they are up against the gunners this weekend.
Jurgen Klopp has been complaining about the long list of injuries that his team has suffered in the last few weeks. The likes of Philippe Coutinho and Dejan Lovren are out for a considerable amount of time. This is in addition to the ever present injury problems for striker Daniel Sturridge. A number of young players from the youth team were picked for the recent FA Cup match against Exeter City by Klopp.
The former Borussia Dortmund manager says that he could adopt a similar policy for the replay at Anfield after the two teams could only manage a 2-2 draw. Liverpool’s inability to perform against the lower teams has been an issue underKlopp. However, they have alternatively managed to raise their games to new levels against the top teams. Wenger expects a very tight contest at Anfield this weekend. There is a possibility of Arsenal going five points clear at the top or they could succumb to pressure and suffer a loss on this away trip. The next few weeks could be a major test for Arsenal since they not only take on Liverpool but also Chelsea.
“Don’t worry! Arsene is a very good doctor. They always heal when they play against us!They had many injures and I think they didn’t want more injuries before an important week.The team who played [on Friday] is not the team who will play against us,” said Wenger. Arsenal enjoyed success in the FA Cup after beating Sunderland 3-1 in the third round. They have crucially avoided a replay, which is more energy sapping over the course of a campaign. Arsenal have a two-point advantage over Leicester City in the Premier League.