Liverpool vs Arsenal: Team News, Injuries, suspensions and line-up

Liverpool will be looking to hammer home the advantage of Six points clear at the top of the Premier League when they welcome Arsenal to Merseyside.

Arsenal have not won at Anfield since 2012, but will be looking to become the first side to beat Liverpool in the league this season.

Here, GoaBalll takes a look at everything you need to know ahead of Saturday's game:

Liverpool Injuries

  • Jurgen Klopp's Reds will assess the fitness of Milner, who missed the Boxing Day win over Newcastle with a hamstring issue.
  • Joe Gomez (fractured leg) and Joel Matip (broken collarbone) are still out.
  • Rhian Brewster and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, meanwhile, are long-term absentees.

Liverpool Suspensions

  • The Reds do not have any suspended players for this game.

Liverpool Likely Line-Up

  • Klopp is likely to make a couple of changes to his side, most likely in midfield.
  • If it does, Xherdan Shaqiri could be the doomed man despite scoring his sixth goal of the season against Newcastle. Shaqiri didn't start at the Emirates either.

Predicted Liverpool line-up: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane

Arsenal team news

Emery has key worries in defence, where Rob Holding is a long-term casualty, Hector Bellerin is out until the New Year and Shkodran Mustafi, Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal are all carrying knocks.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is out until February with a foot injury, and youngster Emile Smith-Rowe is also sidelined, along with Danny Welbeck.

Predicted Arsenal line-up: Leno; Lichtsteiner, Sokratis, Koscielny, Kolasinac; Xhaka, Torreira, Guendouzi; Ramsey, Aubameyang, Iwobi

TV Channel & Kick-Off Time

The fixture will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 in the UK, kick off 5.30pm. Highlights can be found on Match of the Day, BBC One at 10.30pm.

In Nigeria, the game can be watched live on television on Super Sports, kick-off 6:30 pm Friday, in Nigeria.

This will be the 227th meeting between Liverpool  and Arsenal in all competitions, with the Reds winning 86 times to Arsenal’s 79 (61 draws).

The Gunners are without a win in their last five trips to Anfield to face Liverpool in the Premier League (D2 L3), conceding two or more goals in each match (17 in total).

Liverpool have gone seven match unbeaten against Gunners in all competitions (W3 D4) – they last embarked upon a longer such run in February 2000 (14 matches).

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

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