Arsenal will be looking to remain on the top of the Premier League after this evening's trip to Anfield when they face an injury-hit Liverpool side.
The Gunners start Wednesday evening's action two points on top of Leicester City and three ahead of Manchester City who are in action at Tottenham Hotspur and at home to Everton respectively.
Arsène Wenger has a lengthy injury list of his own to contend with but has done an admirable job to date without the likes of Alexis Sánchez, Santi Cazorla, Francis Coquelin and Jack Wilshere.
I see Arsenal as the favourites for this evening's match and here are five matchups that should help them on their way to three points:
1. Alberto Moreno
The Liverpool left-back has a tendency to leave space behind and not get back in a hurry as well as switching off at times. Héctor Bellerín recorded two assists from right-back at the weekend and his pace and timing should see him get in beyond the Liverpool full-back to put some cutbacks into the box in this match too. In front of him is likely to be Joel Campbell who tends to cut inside on his left foot which could open some space up for Bellerín overlapping. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is another option for Wenger and he'd be more than willing to run at Moreno as I'm sure Campbell will be too.
2. Steven Caulker
Nothing against the one-time England international but Steven Caulker only arrived little more than 24 hours ago - he's had no time to get to know his teammates or tactics. Communication between him and his fellow centre-back as well as goalkeeper could be a nightmare for Liverpool in this match. Caulker shouldn't be too short of match fitness - he made eight appearances whilst on loan at Southampton earlier this season. His last game was the 6-1 thrashing by Liverpool in the Capital One Cup at the start of December.
3. Kolo Touré
Arsenal fans will know all too well how vulnerable Kolo Touré can be in the centre of defence. The Ivorian is capable of gifting opponents great opportunities and will be partnered by a newbie in the middle of Liverpool's defence this evening. It has a potential to be a disaster for the hosts if they're not careful and if Arsenal are at their best.
4. Emre Can
An option to play centre-back if Jürgen Klopp is out of alternatives, Emre Can does lack tactical discipline in holding his defensive role. The young German should have Lucas Leiva and James Milner alongside him to help protect the back four but I cannot help but feel Jordan Henderson will be a loss for Liverpool this evening. Look out for Mesut Özil to exploit Emre Can and create chances for the visitors as he does better than anyone else in the Premier League.
5. Christian Benteke
Liverpool have looked impotent up front in scoring only two goals in their last four Premier League matches. The supply to Christian Benteke has been poor. On top of the lack of crosses the Reds have been putting into the box for the Belgian striker to attack of late, the defensive pairing of Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny are a good matchup to deal with the home side's aerial threat.