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There are a lot of interesting Premier League matches to following in the coming weeks. The Liverpool vs. Arsenal match, scheduled to be played on March 5th, is definitely up there in the list of epic matches to look forward to. The two teams have been competing with each other for years and this next match is set to be more interesting than ever. What can we expect from this epic match? Which team will come out on top? That is what we are going to review in this article.
A Long History of Rivalry
The two teams met for the first time in 1893, when Liverpool defeated Arsenal with 5 goals. A year later, also in a League Division Two match, the two teams met again and Liverpool once again came out on top with a 2-goal lead. Arsenal was a completely different team back then, but the rivalry brewed soon after. Since 1893, Liverpool and Arsenal have been competing with each other ever since.
There have been some great matches over the years. Arsenal won the FA Cup match against Liverpool in 1936 after scoring two beautiful goals. It was one of the best moments for Arsenal. When a team beats a long-term rival, there are few better feelings. You find intense rivalry adds some of the best moments in sport.
Premier League Matches
The two teams met for the first time in the Premier League when they were locked in a battle during the 1992 season. Arsenal won that first match, defeating Liverpool 0-2 and turning the tide. The match was a particularly spectacular one, with Anders Limpar and Ian Wright scoring both goals in the second half.
Their latest encounter was in August 2016. Arsenal had to accept defeat after Liverpool scored a winning goal for a 3-4 final score. Over the last five Premier League matches, Arsenal had won one match, lost two matches and scored a draw twice. It is clear that the two teams are among the fiercest when it comes to rivalry.
It is also interesting to note that both teams are suffering from problems this season. Arsenal struggled to construct a strong team and remain competitive, while Liverpool is surrounded with issues both on and off the field. These distractions, once again, made the two teams almost equal in terms of performance.
More Interesting Facts
There are some interesting statistics to note from the rivalry between Arsenal and Liverpool. Arsenal scored a spectacular amount of goals when it defeated Liverpool 8-1 in the 1934 season. Liverpool, on the other hand, won 5-0 on their first match together as we discussed earlier. The highest aggregate score ever recorded between the two teams is 3-6 to the advantage of Arsenal in 2006.
We can expect some great action and an amazing match as the two teams meet again on March 5th. It will be interesting to see how the match unfolds, with strong players and great tactics making both Arsenal and Liverpool very competitive.