It’s worrying for the Premier League that Liverpool looked pretty comfortable against Chelsea despite missing some of their first choice defenders, but you can also argue that the red card before half time was a big help.
Mikel Arteta has already proven that he knows how to set up his Arsenal team to frustrate a better side and get a result, so facing them next Monday could be a bigger challenge for Liverpool.
Playing on Monday night does give them a couple more days to try and get their players fit for the game, and it sounds like Joe Gomez will definitely be in contention for the game, while Jordan Henderson is still a day to day proposition:
Mixed injury news for Liverpool. Joe Gomez and Jordan Henderson may be fit to face Arsenal but Joel Matip will take a few weeks. pic.twitter.com/c7R4ErfO9u
— CaughtOffside (@caughtoffside) September 23, 2020
There is some bad news in that Joel Matip is probably still a couple of weeks away from returning to the team, but Fabinho played very well against Chelsea so it might not be such a huge problem for Jurgen Klopp’s side