After a pleasantly stress-free FA Cup tie at the weekend, Arsenal get back to the business of the Premier League tomorrow, as they head up to Anfield to face the Jurgen Klopps, who have totally reinvented the game since Jurgen Klopp arrived and Jurgen Klopp'd all over Stanley Dock. No, but seriously, Jurgen Klopp manages Liverpool now, did you know?
All hype aside, Klopp was a breath of fresh air for Liverpool, and has had fairly decent results since arriving, until recently - 7 points out of a possible 18 recently have seen Liverpool cement their 8th place position in the league, and while they'll probably challenge for a European place, they will struggle to crack the Big Club Club this season. Klopp, however, is planning for the future, and while he's not going to give up on this season, I'm more nervous about Liverpool next season than this.
I'm particularly less worried given a Liverpool injury list that makes Arsenal's look positively miniscule - Daniel Sturridge, Jordan Rossiter, Martin Skrtel, Dejan Lovren (for those keeping score at home, those last two are both of Liverpool's starting center backs), and Phillipe Coutinho are all out, and both Kolo Toure and Jordon Ibe face late fitness tests on slightly twangy hamstrings. When you add that to the fact that this is Liverpool's third match in eight days, well, they're pretty much ripe for the picking, from the looks of it.
Arsenal, meanwhile, came through the Cup with no fresh injuries, and will probably restore their lineup to something a bit more league-familiar tomorrow, with the exception of Alexis Sanchez, who will not be quite ready to roll just yet. But Özil should play, which is fantastic.
Arsenal are in first place, and will be looking to their north London neighbors to help the Gunners open a five point gap on second place Leicester City, a game that kicks off at the same time as Arsenal's. Dual monitors at work will come in very handy.