Unai Emery’s heaviest defeat as Arsenal manager came at Anfield last season with the Gunners going down 5-1 to the eventual Premier League runners-up.
It was the third consecutive defeat to the reds at their place, but the Spaniard insists that what happened last year is no precursor to what will happen on Saturday evening.
Describing the game a ‘big challenge’, Emery was also keen to play up the potential positive outcome – and a win for his side would put them top of the table.
“Each match, each moment, each season is different,” he said.
“We can use last year, two years ago, three years ago, four years ago, but really it’s about our moment and this moment.
Anfield is a big atmosphere with their supporters, they are a very good team and they advantage for us in their progress and in the last years.
“We need to take our best performance and to go there with a good feeling and also thinking we can achieve that performance individually and collectively to be strong and to have our chances.
“We are looking forward to going there and showing that. To be in this moment with the possibility on Saturday to achieve first position is amazing and a really big possibility.
“We know it’s only the beginning but we can be positive and optimistic for that match and wishing to show our moment against them, but knowing that it is going to be difficult but it is a very big challenge and a very big opportunity for us to do something.”
The last time we won in the league at Anfield was in September 2012 when goals from Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla gave us a win over a Mugsmashers side managed by Brendan Rodgers.