Liverpool’s expected starting XI to face Arsenal will likely be close to their strongest side, with Steven Gerrard once again leading the team and Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge up front.
Brad Jones has played in both Liverpool’s FA Cup fixtures so far this season, and the Australian looks set to continue against Arsenal at Emirates Stadium.
England right back Glen Johnson has not been at his best this season, but the 29 year-old remains a technically good defender and a fine athlete.
Martin Skrtel has been one of the surprises of the season.
The previously dunderheaded Slovakian has been arguably Liverpool’s very best defender this season, and has looked immensely solid at the back.
The return of Daniel Agger to the Liverpool line-up can’t come soon enough, for Kolo Toure’s recent performances have brought to mind some of the world’s greatest tragicomedies.
Agger is the perfect counterpart to Skrtel’s brawn at the back for the Reds, with the Dane a cultured passer with fine technique.
Jon Flanagan might have been compared to Cletus Spuckler by people far crueler than than us on the internet, but he is anything but a slack jawed yokel in defence.
The 21 year-old has come on in leaps and bounds this term, and is well worth his place in the Liverpool starting XI.
Jordan Henderson is another player who has overcome the hurdle of derision to become a vital cog in Liverpool’s line-up, and the former Sunderland star’s combination of work rate and technique makes him a great asset to Brendan Rodgers.
Steven Gerrard has adapted well to the deep-lying playmaker role after a difficult start.
The Reds skipper dictates play well from his midfield position, showcasing his passing range and choosing his moments to get forward wisely.
Philippe Coutinho was sensational in Liverpool’s 5-1 thrashing of Arsenal, earning a rare 10/10 in the fanatix player ratings.
The Brazilian can’t get anywhere near his country’s international squad, but has been in electric form for his club side, lighting up Anfield with sublime dribbles and glorious passes.
Raheem Sterling has been impeccably managed by Brendan Rodgers, and after a promising but difficult campaign last term has provided some immensely promising performances throughout this season.
Though still just 19 years of age, Sterling’s consistency has been most impressive.
Like Romelu Lukaku, Daniel Sturridge has proved Chelsea couldn’t recognise a striker if it punched them in the face.
The England international has scored a massive 16 goals in 16 Premier League starts, as well as providing four assists.
Luis Suarez has been comfortably the best player in the Premier League this season, with a ludicrous 23 goals in and eight assists in 21 matches.
The Uruguayan missed the first six games of the season through suspension, but has scored seven more times than any other player.
With Liverpool not competing in Europe this season, the Reds do not need to rotate their squad as much as their rivals.