LIVERPOOL have nothing to fear at Arsenal tomorrow and must prove they are worthy of the Premier League title, says Reds goalkeeper Alisson.
Brazil’s No.1 is relishing the challenge facing Jurgen Klopp’s team at the Emirates.
The Gunners bounced back from a tough start to life under Unai Emery to go on a run of 11 consecutive wins in all competitions.
That was only brought to an end on Sunday by Crystal Palace, who fought back to draw 2-2 in their Premier League clash.
Liverpool have started the season equally strongly, though, and remain unbeaten in the top flight.
The Reds sit four points and two places ahead of Arsenal in second, with Manchester City only leading the way on goal difference.
And £65m summer arrival Alisson insists Liverpool will give it their all in north London.
But he is anticipating a busy evening with both teams focused on intense, attacking football.
“It’s definitely going to be a great game and we shouldn’t fear anybody,” Alisson told Liverpool’s official website.
“We’ll need to give sweat, blood and tears to win the game”
“We’re confident in our quality. We appreciate the quality of the opposition but we can’t show any fear on the pitch, we need to be brave, we need to do our best to play our best football and play the way Klopp wants us to on the pitch. It’ll definitely be a great contest.
“A team with intentions of winning the Premier League needs to be winning this type of game so we’re going there with victory in mind, while keeping our feet on the ground and knowing we’ll need to give sweat, blood and tears to win the game.
“I don’t think [their form]comes as a surprise but I believe they’ll find our team very hard work on Saturday. Likewise, we’ll have our work cut out as well. There’ll be a lot of work for both defences in this match.
“It’ll definitely be an intense game. I also believe it’ll be a game of very high technical quality, two teams playing really well.
“Arsenal didn’t start well but they have really found themselves now, and we can only get better in this competition.”
Asked how he is preparing to face a variety of potential quality options in Arsenal’s attack, Alisson added: “I’m not going to tell you my secrets!
“I watch certain things and I’m very focused on what I can do on the pitch rather than what the opposition can do.
“There are certain things that don’t change regarding the role of the goalkeeper but of course we do study certain things about the opposition to be aware of during the match.”
Liverpool will go at least temporarily top of the table with victory over Arsenal (5.30pm) as City do not host Southampton until Sunday (3pm).