This Friday night match is a real chance at revenge. The 4-0 hammering at Anfield earlier in the season was a real sickener, and was the second time in a row Liverpool had put four past us early in a season after last seasons 4-3 loss.

If we are to really stand a chance of beating Klopp’s team though, we need our front trio firing properly.

Alexandre Lacazette, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil all need to be on song in this game. The best form of defence against the Reds is a sound offence, and our front three have to stretch Liverpool at the back.

Mesut Ozil has been on fire in recent games, and Lacazette has taken to this league like a suck to water. The main cause for concern is Alexis, who has been floundering of late. Losing possession profligately, a profound lack of goals in comparison to recent seasons and his levels of work lower than normal - or they appear to be - we seem to have a South American pining for somewhere else. January approaches, and the window brings with it the opportunity to bring in a replacement who wants to play for the club. Hopefully.

Liverpool’s attacking quartet have been making great waves in the news. Mohamed Salah is the quickest Liverpool player since Ian Rush to bag 20 for the season. Philippe Coutinho is back on song after injury, and Firmino and Mane have burned us before. If we give them the run of the park or any initiative, then they will rip us apart.

They have real weakness that can be exploited. Their defence is as porous as the worst in the league. They should be lacking the best defender they have - Joel Matip has only just been declared fit - and their tactics are not best suited to prolonged pressure. If we play to our limits and with the much-fabled handbrake off - then we can hurt them.

Especially if they play our former man, Oxlade-Chamberlain. We are all aware of his weaknesses and if he does take us on, we can be assured of his tendency to run into cul-de-sacs and lose possession.

In terms of our team, Jack Wilshere should once again start the game. The midfielder has spoken out recently about his desire to stay at the club, and if he stays fit, then the majority of us want the same thing. With Aaron Ramsey lacking the match sharpness that Jack now has, Wilshere could be set for a prolonged run in the team should he stay fit and on the ball.

Shkodran Mustafi is back in training but may not make it in time for this game. Olivier Giroud will miss out with a hamstring injury. It all depends on Wenger’s decision to go again with four at the back or switch back to the three that has been the mainstay this season.

A surprise pick could be Alex Iwobi, especially as he keeps the ball well. The Nigerian has been playing well in patches and has shown he can be called upon, but his preferred position means rotation is key in fighting on all fronts.

Jurgen Klopp will make sure his team come and attack, which shouldn’t frighten us. It should fill us with optimism, as this will afford our players the space they crave. Emre Can will likely be in midfield and while the German can be a threat up top, he is sometimes forgetful of tracking runners. This should be music to the ears of our midfielders and Ozil.

In truth, no one can safely predict the outcome of this game. It could really go both ways, and in the extreme too. Liverpool could turn up and shred us, and just as likely is us smacking them for three or four - although we’ve not exactly been firing on all cylinders lately. Two goal in the last three games doesn’t send us the best vibes before this huge game.

With a win, we can leapfrog Liverpool into the top4. We’ve passed up many opportunities to do this so far, it’s looking likely we can’t do the same thing too often from here.

Predicted lineup - Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Monreal, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Wilshere, Ozil, Iwobi, Alexis, Lacazette.

Predicted scoreline - 3-2 to The Arsenal