Arsenal vs Liverpool last five H2Hs: Why two is Liverpool’s magic number here

It's time for round three between these giants, as Liverpool take on Arsenal in a huge Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium. The two sides currently occupy first and third in the table, and the form guide very much favours Liverpool, who won here only last month in the FA Cup third round.

A victory here for the Reds will surely all but end Arsenal's title chances, while the Gunners themselves would close the gap behind Liverpool to just two points with a win of their own – one which would be hugely welcome after their FA Cup disappointment.

Liverpool vs Arsenal last five H2Hs
Liverpool vs Arsenal usually means plenty of goals – Photo by Icon sport

Liverpool vs Arsenal H2H record

The Liverpool vs Arsenal rivalry is one of the biggest in English football with both clubs enjoying great success over the years. Between them, Liverpool and Arsenal have 32 top-flight titles and 22 FA cups which illustrates just how illustrious both clubs are. Over the years, they have faced off against each other 241 times.

  • Liverpool Wins: 95
  • Draws: 64
  • Arsenal Wins: 82

Liverpool have had the better of the head-to-head over the years, but Arsenal won arguably the very biggest game between the two clubs in 1989. On the final day of the Division 1 season, Arsenal needed to win by two goals at Anfield to pip Liverpool to the title, and they did it with the last kick of the game. The result ended Arsenal's 18-year wait for a league triumph.

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Bukayo Saka will be central to Arsenal's hopes on Saturday – Photo by Icon sport

Liverpool vs Arsenal last five H2Hs

Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool – 7th January 2024

The most recent Arsenal vs Liverpool H2H came in the FA Cup third round just over three weeks ago. Both teams put out slightly weaker teams with Klopp and Arteta both using the game as an excuse to rest a few players. Arsenal dominated the first half but Liverpool managed to ride the storm before growing into the game in the second half. Then, in the 80th minute, Jacob Kiwior headed a cross past his own goalkeeper before Luis Diaz rounded off the win in stoppage time.

Liverpool 1-1 Arsenal – 23rd December 2023

In December 2023, Liverpool and Arsenal met at Anfield with the top spot at Christmas on the line. Arsenal took an early lead through a Gabriel header and did okay for the most part at keeping Liverpool at bay. However, a bit of magic from Mo Salah just before halftime levelled the match and Trent Alexander-Arnold missed a guilt-edge chance in the second half to win it. In the end, a draw was a fair result.

Liverpool 2-2 Arsenal – 9th April 2023

Liverpool and Arsenal met in a four-goal thriller towards the end of the 2022/23 season which turned out to be the first part of Arsenal's title collapse. The Gunners were electric as they raced into a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Gabriel Jesus and Gabriel Martinelli. Things were going as well as Arteta could have ever expected until Granit Xaka wound up the Anfield crowd which spurred the home side on. Salah brought one back before the break and Firmino equalised in the 87th minute.

Arsenal 3-2 Liverpool – 9th October 2022

Arsenal defeated Liverpool 3-2 in October 2022 in one of the best games from the 2022/23 season. Arsenal led 1-0 and 2-1 put were pegged back twice by Liverpool who refused to let the Gunners run away from them. After mounting second-half pressure, Arteta's men made it 3-2 when Saka converted from the penalty spot. The decision, and the goal, knocked the stuffing out of Liverpool who failed to come back for a third time.

Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool – 16th March 2022

Two months after they met in the Carabao Cup semi-finals, with the Merseyside outfit winning 2-0 en-route to eventually lifting the trophy, Arsenal and Liverpool met in the Premier League at the Emirates Stadium.

Liverpool were still on course for the quadruple, while Arsenal were in the hunt for a top-four finish. It was Diogo Jota again who hurt Arsenal, with the Portuguese forward getting the opener just after half time before Roberto Firmino sealed the win late on.

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Mohamed Salah remains sidelined, but Liverpool's form hasn't faltered – Photo by Icon sport

Potential MVP – Darwin Nunez

Right now, it doesn't seem to matter one bit that Mohamed Salah is unavailable. When the Egyptian left for AFCON 2023, and subseuqently got injured, Reds fans were left fearing the worst. However, they've since reached the EFL Cup final after beating Fulham 3-2 over two legs despite significant squad rotation, with those games sandwiching a 4-0 demolition of Bournemouth that saw Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota net a brace apiece.

Key trend

Looking at the Liverpool vs Arsenal last five H2Hs, goals should be expected – exactly two of them, perhaps, as has been seen in three of those clashes.

Liverpool have also scored exactly twice in each of their last four trips to this part of North London. But in terms of match result, going for another draw seems logical, considering what's at stake.

For more tips, check out our in-depth Liverpool vs Arsenal prediction.

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Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.