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Liverpool and Arsenal played out a 0-0 draw in the reverse fixture earlier this seasonReuters

Liverpool and Arsenal will know the importance of three points in terms of their respective targets for the English Premier League season when the two heavyweights clash at Anfield on Wednesday.

Arsenal are top of the league at the moment, two points clear of Leicester City, with Manchester City a further point behind. With both Leicester and Manchester City facing difficult opponents on Wednesday, Arsenal will not want to lose out on potentially increasing their lead at the top by dropping points against Liverpool.

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However, it will be easier said than done, considering Arsenal have struggled a little of late to put in solid performances at Anfield, even if they managed to come away with a fighting draw in the same fixture last season.

"Every time we go to Anfield, we face a team who is up for it," Wenger told reporters. "It's always a ferocious battle, no matter who the manager is. They had a very strong manager before, they have a very strong one now and [Jurgen] Klopp has the personality to do well there."

Arsenal have sometimes struggled against teams who relentlessly press them, and with ball-playing midfielder Santi Cazorla out of the contest with injury, this Liverpool match will be a real test or the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Flamini, who will need to find ways to give the ball quickly to Mesut Ozil and co, while ensuring they do not lose possession in key areas.

"[We need to] play our game at a good pace," Wenger said when asked about Liverpool's pressing tactics. "We are used to pressing. It is not just Liverpool who do that, everybody in the modern game [does it].

"Pressing has been created in England basically because there is a history of teams who have done that very well so it is part of the modern game to make quick decisions, be very short with your first touch and play your game."

While Liverpool vs Arsenal is always a high-quality contest, injuries to key personnel will affect both teams, with the home team missing the creative presence of Philippe Coutinho, while Arsenal have to make do without their main man Alexis Sanchez.

However, great teams always find a way to rise above adversity, and that is precisely what Arsenal are trying to prove to everyone they are, with Klopp's long-term ambitions for Liverpool along the same lines.

"The momentum creates confidence and confidence is vital at that level," Wenger said on putting in a run. "In December and now in January we have been consistent and we go into a very important part of the season because we play many games.

"That consistency is a good basis to go into the next game with the right belief."

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Liverpool vs Arsenal is set to begin at 1.30 am IST (8 pm GMT, 3 pm ET). Star Sports 1 and Star Sports HD1 will broadcast the match live in India, while the online live streaming options are on Hotstar and Starsports.com (slight delay).

The English Premier League match will be shown live in the UK on BT Sport1, with the live stream option on Watch BT Sport.

Watch the EPL game live in the US on NBC Sports Network, with the live stream option on NBC Sports Live Extra. Audience in Canada can watch the action live on Sportsnet, while Liverpool vs Arsenal can be live streamed on Watch Sportsnet.

PPTV Sports will broadcast the match live in China, while LeTV is the place to be to watch Liverpool play Arsenal live in Hong Kong. Viewers in Singapore can watch the match live on 104 mio, with live coverage of Arsenal's game against Liverpool in Thailand on CTH.

Australia viewers can watch the EPL game live on Fox Sports 4, wuth the online live streaming options on Fox Sports On Demand and Foxtel Play.

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