Jamie Redknapp makes Arsenal v Liverpool prediction and warns Jurgen Klopp

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Jamie Redknapp has revealed his prediction for Arsenal v Liverpool (Picture: Getty)

Jamie Redknapp expects Arsenal to hold Premier League champions Liverpool to a draw at the Emirates this weekend and says Jurgen Klopp’s side face a ‘massive week’ as they also prepare to face Real Madrid in the Champions League.

The Reds travel to north London on Saturday evening sitting seventh in the Premier League and hoping to stay in touch with their top-four rivals.

Despite winning the league by 30 points last season, Liverpool have failed to win more than half of their games this term, with their title defence crumbling in the early stages of 2021.

Arsenal, meanwhile, are ninth in the Premier League and will almost certainly prioritise the Europa League over their domestic responsibilities ahead of their clash against Liverpool and quarter-final tie with Slavia Prague.

‘This is a really hard one to predict,’ Redknapp said on the Sky Sports podcast. ‘I can see a draw.

‘You don’t get the feeling with Liverpool right now that they can go somewhere and get a clean sheet, and Arsenal in the bigger games have had huge success and played really well.

‘Arsenal, really, would have wanted to play Liverpool straight away after the momentum of that West Ham comeback (when they drew 3-3).

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta (Picture: Getty)

‘I can see some goals in this game. I’m not sure either side are defensively sound enough to keep a clean sheet or keep it tight.

‘So I’m going for a score draw, I think it will be close. Liverpool going forward will always cause problems.’

This could well be the defining week in Liverpool’s season as they look to keep their top-four hopes alive and put one foot in the Champions League semi-finals.

‘It’s a massive week for Liverpool,’ former England star Redknapp added.

‘At the start of the season, we would have expected them to be in this situation in the Champions League, but certainly not in the Premier League. It’s been a really tough season for them but it could still be a season that ends with glory.

‘They’ve got two opportunities now, they need to win the Champions League or finish in the top four.’

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