On the eve of Champions League group stage qualification, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are set to host Arsenal at Anfield whom they knocked off from a ‘Top Four’ finish for the first time in two decades that eventually forced them to experience Europa League football this campaign.
Liverpool earned a nervy yet crucial home win last weekend against bogey Crystal Palace. The Gunners’, on the other hand, had a difficult trip to bet365 Stadium where they were humbled by Stoke City by 1-0. Arsene Wenger’s men will be determined to be back in the winning ways and the mouth-watering battle of two heavyweights is believed to produce a rousing outcome.
Liverpool vs Arsenal Injury Update:
Liverpool will be without wantaway midfielder Philippe Coutinho who has handed in a transfer request amidst interests of Barcelona. Adam Lallana is out injured for three months whereas Nathaniel Clyne is still unavailable with a back injury. Trent Alexander-Arnold has a dead leg and is highly doubtful for the Sunday clash. Emre Can had a knock but expected to feature against the Gunners.
Arsenal, on the other hand, will have a major injury boost as their star attacker Alexis Sanchez is set to start after recovering from his injury. Laurent Koscielny will return as well following his suspension. However, the likes of Joel Campbell and Calum Chambers are ruled out with a knee injury and groin strain whereas the Spaniard Santi Cazorla is still unavailable with a calf injury.
Liverpool vs Arsenal Probable Lineups:
Subs: Loris Karius, Ragnar Klavan, Alberto Moreno, James Milner, Marko Grujic, Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi
Subs: David Ospina, Rob Holding, Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck, Francis Coquelin, Hector Bellerin.
Liverpool vs Arsenal Last Meeting:
Their last meeting at Anfield occurred back in March where the Merseysiders secured a 3-1 victory to humble the visitors. Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane earned the Reds a two-goal lead before Danny Welbeck pulled back one to decrease the deficit. But it was Dutchman Georginio Wijnaldum whose stoppage time goal sealed the deal for Liverpool.
Liverpool vs Arsenal Key Players:
Liverpool’s lethal attacking third consisting Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah will trouble the Gunners’ backline. Also, skipper Jordan Henderson and Emre Can will influence the game from the middle of the park.
Arsenal’s attack will be a massive threat following the return of Alexis Sanchez. He, alongside Alexandre Lacazette, Mesut Ozil, Danny Welbeck, and hitman Olivier Giroud will test the vulnerable Liverpool defense.
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Liverpool vs Arsenal Live Streaming:
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