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Liverpool Vs Arsenal Tactical Preview: Team News, Key Men And Streaming Links

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Liverpool will entertain Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday evening with both sides ready to fight tooth and nail for the three points. The Reds suffered a tough 3-2 defeat versus West Ham United before the international break, so the Merseysiders will be desperate to return to winning ways in front of their home fans. In contrast, the Gunners managed to pick up a narrow 1-0 win over Watford in their last Premier League outing which will give them a lot of momentum going into this game.

Talking Tactics

Jurgen Klopp could once again opt for a 4-3-3 formation and will be forced to make a few changes to his starting XI. The German manager will instruct his players to control the flow of the game at the centre of the park and create enough clear-cut chances to win this contest.

Mikel Arteta will set his side up in a 4-4-2 formation and is expected to keep changes to a minimum for this game. The Spaniard would want his men to press the home team high up the field and try to expose their defensive weaknesses on the counter.

Team News

Liverpool

Klopp has a whole host of injury concerns as he won’t have Roberto Firmino, Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott for this home clash. Furthermore, the likes of James Milner, Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, Andrew Robertson, Joe Gomez, Sadio Mane and Divock Origi are all significant doubts for this Premier League meeting versus the Gunners.

Liverpool Predicted XI

Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Tsimikas, Thiago Alcantara, Fabinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Jota, Mane

Arsenal
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Arsenal

Thomas Partey, Folarin Balogun and Sead Kolasinac are all major concerns ahead of this exciting clash at Anfield. Otherwise, Arteta has no fresh injury concerns for this game.

Arsenal Predicted XI

Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tavares, Saka, Partey, Sambi Lokonga, Smith Rowe, Lacazette, Aubameyang

Key Men

Liverpool

Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah will once again have to carry most of the goal-scoring burden for Liverpool. The defensive partnership between Virgil Van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate could be key in deciding the fate of this clash.

Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be Arsenal’s best hope for a goal. Both Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka need to be at the top of their game if the North London club are to come away with a positive result from Anfield.

Streaming Links

Country Broadcaster
United Kingdom Sky Sports/Sky Go
USA NBC Sports
India Hotstar,  JioTV
Canada DAZN
Spain DAZN
Italy Sky Sport
Germany Sky Sport
Australia Optus Sport
New Zealand Spark Sport

 

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