Liverpool predicted lineup vs Arsenal: Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Livestream- Semi Final Leg-1, EFL Cup 2021/22
The Merseysiders have ceded ground to their Manchester rivals in the race for the Premier League, sitting 11 points behind the City in 3rd place. To see if the League Cup brings some spark back into their title chase, we at Alley Sport bring you the Liverpool predicted lineup vs Arsenal: Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Livestream from this exciting semi-final tie in the EFL Cup 21/22 season.
Liverpool vs Arsenal Preview and Livestream
Liverpool were looking like one of the deadliest in-form teams in Europe at the start of the season, utterly thrashing anyone in their path. However, in a title race as tight as it is this season, it costs a lot to drop even a single point and Liverpool have been guilty of it on numerous occasions recently leading to them drifting off 11 points off top spot. They have had a solid run in the EFL Cup though and edged out Leicester on penalties to make it to the semi-finals. With the league crown looking out of sight, Jurgen Klopp is likely to go all out to achieve whatever silverware they can this season.
Arsenal, on the other hand, have had an easy run up to the semis, but their league form at the moment is impressive. Mikel Arteta will know that a trophy is always a sure sign of showcasing your progress and will thus be eager to get a step closer to a cup triumph at the cost of Liverpool.
Liverpool vs Arsenal takes place at the Emirates Stadium in London on Thursday, 6th January 2022 at 07:45 PM GMT. This means that the game will start at 12:45 PM EST and 11:45 AM PST on the same day- 6th January 2022. The Indian fans will see the game kick-off at 1:15 AM IST on the next day, Friday, 7th January 2022.
The match will be shown on Sky Sports channels in the United Kingdom, who are the official broadcasters and the highlights will be available for livestream on Quest in UK and Ireland. The broadcasting rights of the League Cup, or the EFL Cup, in the USA lies with ESPN. For fans in India, the game is telecasted live on MTV Channel.
Liverpool Team News vs Arsenal
Injuries: Liverpool are not in the best place at the moment in terms of injuries, with several current first team players facing issues. Nathaniel Phillips and Harvey Elliott continue to be long-term absentees for the Reds while Thiago and Divock Origi face short terms out on the sidelines.
COVID-19: Reds trio Joel Matip, Allisson and Roberto Firmino all returned positive tests before the match against Chelsea and may not feature in this match along with Klopp himself.
AFCON: Star players Naby Keita, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane have all departed for the Africa Cup of Nations rendering them unavailable in this match.
Liverpool predicted lineup vs Arsenal
Here is our Liverpool predicted lineup vs Arsenal:
GK: Caoimhin Kelleher
RB: Neco Williams
CB: Ibrahima Konate
CB: Joe Gomez
LB: Kostas Tsimikas
CM: Jordan Henderson
CM: Tyler Morton
CM: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
RW: Takumi Minamino
ST: Diogo Jota
LW: Curtis Jones
Liverpool vs Arsenal Prediction
Liverpool are sorely missing the squad depth from earlier in the season which has vanished through injuries, COVID and the AFCON. Arsenal are in decent form going into the match and with the Reds’ shortage up front, it could prove a mouth-watering contest for the Gunners. We thus predict Arsenal to win 2-1 in what would be a close-fought tie.
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