Arsenal boast the second-best home record in the league, only runaway leaders Manchester City remind with an unbeaten home record, but they will be cautious of a Liverpool team that beat them 4-0 in their first meeting this season.
The Gunners will be without French forward Olivier Giroud who is side lined after picking up a hamstring injury in the midweek Carabao Cup win over West Ham that is likely to see him miss all the Gunners festive fixtures.
On a more positive note, Francis Cocquelin who was also forced to leave the pitch during Tuesdays cup match, could take some part in the game after making a strong recovery and Shkodran Mustafi is also inline for a recall after recovering from a thigh injury.
The visitors will be looking to welcome back Emre Can from suspension as they look to continue their recent unbeaten form that has moved them up to fourth in the league. However, there are still doubts over Joel Matip, Alberto Moreno and Daniel Sturridge as the trio struggle to overcome their latest injuries.