Football: Lallana says Liverpool can maintain winning momentum with victory at Arsenal

Liverpool's Adam Lallana (right) in action against Stoke's Glen Johnson.
Liverpool's Adam Lallana (right) in action against Stoke's Glen Johnson.PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - Midfielder Adam Lallana says Liverpool have devised a plan to come away with a win when they take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Monday, the London Evening Standard reported.

The Merseyside club have won both their Premier League games this season and England international Lallana says manager Brendan Rodgers will be looking to take all three points against their North London rivals as well.

"The manager will set us up to get a result there," the paper quoted the 27-year-old as saying. "We've had two clean sheets in two games and we'll be looking for a third on Monday night. We're going there to try to get the win," Lallana added.

The Gunners trounced Liverpool 4-1 in last season's corresponding fixture but Lallana says the Reds will have a strategy to ensure that history does not repeat itself this time around.

"We'll go to Arsenal with a gameplan to keep this run going. We've got a full week to prepare for Arsenal now."

Liverpool beat Stoke City 1-0 in their Premier League opener and followed that up by beating Bournemouth by the same score at Anfield on Monday after Christian Benteke turned in Jordan Henderson's cross midway through the first half.

Lallana was full of praise for the Belgian, who joined Liverpool from Aston Villa in the close season. "It was a real poacher's finish. It was a great ball in from Hendo and Benteke is a predator in the box.

"He's great in the air and good with his feet. He brings team-mates into play."