Liverpool are looking to continue their domestic brilliance when they host Arsenal at 9:30 pm at Anfield, in the round of 16 of the League Cup.
It is the second encounter between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in two months after they had met on 24 August last in the third round of the Premier League.
The Reds managed to win 3-1 in a match that witnessed the brilliance of the Egyptian star Mohamed Salah, who scored “two goals”, amid a clear superiority over Brazilian defender David Luiz Arsenal.
The Premier League champions enter the game with high morale after a precious 2-1 win at home to Tottenham, and regained the tone of victories after a draw with Manchester United 1-1, while suffering Arsenal after losing to Sheffield United 0-1, and fell in the draw trap against home and neighbor Crystal Palace 2-2, raising doubts about Arsenal’s ability to compete to finish the season in the golden box qualifying for the next edition of the Champions League.
The Reds are looking to consolidate their advantage against Arsenal, who have not beaten the Reds in their last nine games, losing five and drawing four.
Liverpool coach Mohamed Salah is considering resting Salah in the game today after a renewed ankle injury in Tottenham, while Cameroon defender Joel Matip, who has a knee injury that could leave him for six weeks.
Juergen Klopp is expected to pay a set of replacements and give the rest a header to Croatian defender Diane Lovren instead of Joel Matip, with the possibility of defending Origi, Alex Oxled Chamberlain, Nabi Keita, Joe Gomez, James Milner and Ryan Brewster.
Start date: 30. Oct 2019, 21:30
Referee: Andre Marriner, England.
Liverpool Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Adrian; Williams, Gomez, van den Berg, Milner; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Keita; Jones, Brewster, Origi.
Arsenal Probable Lineup (4-2-3-1): Martinez; Bellerin, Mustafi, Holding, Tierney; Torreira, Willock; Maitland-Niles, Smith Rowe, Saka; Martinelli.