Liverpool travel to Arsenal in the Premier League on Wednesday as they strive to break Manchester City’s record points tally.
The Reds have already been crowned Premier League champions, but have their sights set on breaking the 100-point record set by City in 2018.
Jurgen Klopp will have been dispirited with a draw against Burnley last time out, but the door is still ajar for his Liverpool side to accumulate the most points in a Premier League season.
Liverpool will need to see off Arsenal to do it, however, with the Gunners embroiled in their own ambitions of Europa League qualification.
Mikel Arteta’s side will have felt deflated after defeat to Spurs in the North London derby in their last outing, but still have designs on a European berth – although their current position of 9th won’t be enough for qualification.
Arsenal will have to take on the champions without Eddie Nketiah, with the striker serving the second game of his two-match ban for a red card picked up against Leicester City.
Matteo Guendouzi is unlikely to play for Arsenal between now and the end of the season, possibly having even played his last game for the club after falling out with head coach Arteta.
Mesut Ozil is a doubt also, with a niggling back injury keeping him sidelined.
Gabriel Martinelli, Calum Chambers, Pablo Mari and Bernd Leno are all absent with long-standing injuries, and won’t play again this term.
For Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp won’t have Jordan Henderson or Joel Matip at his disposal, with knee and toe injuries respectively keeping the pair out of action.
James Milner is on the comeback trail after missing the draw with Burnley, but it’s uncertain whether Klopp will risk the experienced midfielder against Arsenal.
Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane will be looking to get on the scoresheet at the Emirates, with both in contention for the Golden Boot – Roberto Firmino won’t want to miss out on the action either, with the Brazilian boasting a better scoring record against Arsenal than any other Premier League side he has faced.
Being the division’s top scorer may well be an honour bestowed upon Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who trails current leading marksman Jamie Vardy by three goals.
Arsenal v Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium is an 8.15pm kick off on Wednesday, July 15.