Liverpool v Arsenal : English Premier League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Published On: September 27, 2020, 8:51 pm (4 weeks ago)
Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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Date :Monday 28th September,2020
Time: 8:00pm
Stadium Anfield Stadium
Referee  Craig Pawson (England)
Goal Scorer:
Team News:
Both liverpool and arsenal have won two from two in the league so far this term, meaning that at least one of their perfect. records must go in the final match of gameweek three.

Liverpool
Liverpool are without captain Jordan Henderson for this match after he failed to fully recover from the injury which forced him off at half time against Chelsea.

Summer signing Thiago Alcantara could be set for his full debut as a result, having offered a record-breaking glimpse of his talent during a classy 45-minute cameo at Stamford Bridge.

However, the Spaniard missed training on Saturday while Alisson Becker was absent on both Friday and Saturday to raise concerns over their involvement.

There is better news elsewhere on the injury front with Joe Gomez expected to be available after returning to training on Friday.

The England international missed out last weekend and was replaced at the heart of the defence by Fabinho, who impressed but could return to his more natural midfield role for this match.

James Milner is a major doubt due to a calf strain, while Joel Matip and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are both confirmed absentees.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Thiago, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Liverpool Premier League form: WW
Liverpool form (all competitions): WWW

Arsenal
Arsenal have a number of injury problems themselves, but Kieran Tierney is expected to be fit after pulling out in the warm-up ahead of last weekend's win over West Ham.

The Scot will likely take the place of Sead Kolasinac in the back three, although David Luiz is now available again too, which could free Tierney up to move to left wing-back.

Monday's match will come just too soon for Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Cedric Soares, while Shkodran Mustafi, Gabriel Martinelli, Calum Chambers, Pablo Mari and Emile Smith Rowe are long-term absentees.

Arteta made seven chances for the midweek win over Leicester, and the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Willian, Granit Xhaka and Dani Ceballos are among the faces expected to return.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles will be pushing for a start after impressing against Liverpool in the Community Shield, while Arteta must also decide between Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah to the lead the line - the latter having scored the winner against West Ham and Arsenal's second against Leicester.
Arsenal possible starting lineup:
Leno; Holding, Gabriel, Tierney; Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka; Willian, Lacazette, Aubameyang
Arsenal Premier League form: WW
Arsenal form (all competitions): WWW

Head To Head


Liverpool have had much the better of this fixture in recent years, but their defeat in the reverse last season was their first in 10 league meetings with Arsenal, who could now win back-to-back top-flight editions of this game for the first time since September 2012.

Arsenal have beaten Liverpool the last three times they have faced off with the Reds as reigning champions too, while victory on Monday would see them beat the Merseysiders three times in a row across all competitions for the first time since February 2010.

Liverpool have won their last four home league games against Arsenal, though, and have not won more consecutively against the Gunners at Anfield since a run of seven between 1981 and 1988.

Prediction: Liverpool 4-2 Arsenal