"I know if we have a very big mentality in the game and a very big performance individually and collectively - and also we need some luck - then I think we can win".
Koscielny has been out since last season with a serious Achilles problem, while Kolasinac has a hamstring problem and Bellerin went off with a muscle injury against Crystal Palace last weekend. "In fact, this is probably Liverpool's most hard game of the season so far". The Spaniard has a long-standing habit of reading self-help books, and even used to hand them out to players at former clubs. However, Arsenal has a habit of cranking up the volume when it matters the most.
But Cech returned to the starting XI against Blackpool in midweek and is now fully fit.
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last six meetings with Arsenal - scoring 17 goals in the last five alone - and victory at the Emirates Stadium would record the club's best start to a Premier League season after 11 games. Leno's, during his time in the Bundesliga with Leverkusen, was 64.06%. "And he can. He's very young and he's improving but also with the ambition [that] he can do more".
It wasn't a ideal match, but the point is that as he develops, those mistakes will weed themselves out and we will be left with a player who does exactly what we've wanted a defender to do for years - not screw up.
The Reds, who have yet to lose in the Premier League this season, have been stingy on defense, conceding only four times in 10 Premier League matches.
However, Merson is surprisingly bullish about Tottenham's chances of finishing ahead of Arsenal for the third consecutive season.