After a week of rest following their victory over Leeds, Arsenal travels to Anfield to face Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.
The Gunners maintained their eight-point advantage over Manchester City last weekend and are only nine games away from winning their first Premier League championship in 19 years.
After facing Chelsea on Tuesday, Liverpool will have only four days of rest before their next game.
Four games without a win in all competitions for Jurgen Klopp’s side, and seven points adrift of the top four as they face Arsenal.
Saturday at Stamford Bridge, Klopp made six substitutions to the Chelsea team that was defeated 4-1 by Manchester City.
The majority, including Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold, were absent due to performance issues, but the Reds have their own injury concerns to contend with.
Due to illness, Virgil van Dijk was unable to make the trip to the capital. Tuesday’s absence of the defender was confirmed by the club an hour before kickoff.
After the game, Klopp suggested to Sky Sports that the 31-year-old could return this weekend: “I think he will be ready for the weekend, yes.”
Later this week, Klopp is expected to provide additional information on the Colombian during his pre-Arsenal press conference. Fortunately for Liverpool, both Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota started the stalemate with Chelsea and appear to be back to full fitness.
Thiago Alcantara, a midfielder, remains sidelined with a hip flexor injury but has returned to training. Naby Keita may have played his final game for the club after suffering a muscle injury while on international duty with Guinea. with his contract expiring in the summer, he may have played his last game for the club.
Stefan Bajcetic and Calvin Ramsey will miss the remainder of the season due to injuries.
Liverpool guaranteed to be without four player for Arsenal with van Dijk call