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Liverpool vs Arsenal: EPL Match Preview, Predicted Line-ups and Fantasy XI

League-leaders Arsenal lock horns with Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side in a crucial encounter at Anfield on Sunday.

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Liverpool vs Arsenal: EPL Match Preview, Predicted Line-ups and Fantasy XI

Liverpool push for Top 6 while Arsenal looks to seal the league trophy (Image- Getty images)

Liverpool vs Arsenal usually means goals. No Premier League fixture has produced more goals than this one (180), with five of those coming in their meeting back in October.

Match Details:

  • Location: Liverpool, England
  • Stadium: Anfield
  • Date: Sunday 9 April
  • Kick-off Time: 16:30 BST / 11:30 ET / 08:30 PT
  • Referee: Paul Tierney
  • VAR: Chris Kavanagh
Crucial fixture for Arsenal (Image- Arsenal)

Liverpool vs Arsenal: Match Preview:

That match saw Arsenal prevail 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium, and they'll be looking to do the league double over Liverpool for the first time since 2009-10. They haven't even won consecutive league games against the Reds since September 2012, so it'll be an achievement if Mikel Arteta's side win at Anfield on Sunday.



— Arsenal (@Arsenal) April 8, 2023

Jurgen Klopp has led Liverpool to six successive Premier League wins against Arsenal at Anfield and has never lost a home game against the Gunners in the competition – these six wins follow a 3-3 draw in his first home encounter with the north London side in January 2016.

Arsenal have kept a clean sheet in just 20% of their Premier League games against Liverpool (12/61), their lowest ratio in the competition. The Gunners have also failed to score in more different Premier League games against Liverpool than they have against any other opponent (20).

Team News:

Liverpool:

Arteta mysteriously revealed that one player could make their return here but declined to mention which of his injured stars that may be. William Saliba, Eddie Nketiah, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Mohamed Elneny are all thought to be out.



— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 7, 2023

In more concrete news, Bukayo Saka has overcome an illness of his own and should be back in the starting lineup.

Arsenal:

Klopp has confirmed that Virgil van Dijk has shaken off the illness that kept him out of the Chelsea game, and he could return to the squad alongside midfielder Thiago Alcantara, who will need to pass a late fitness test but has responded well on his return to team training after two months out with a hip injury.



— Arsenal (@Arsenal) April 8, 2023

Luis Diaz is close to a comeback but won't be risked here, with the Colombian set to watch on alongside Stefan Bajcetic, Naby Keita and Calvin Ramsay.

Liverpool vs Arsenal: Head to Head:

  • Liverpool have a good historical record against Arsenal and have won 94 out of the 238 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Arsenal's 82 victories.
  • Liverpool have won each of their last six home games against Arsenal in the Premier League and have scored at least three goals in each of these matches.
  • Arsenal won the reverse fixture by a 3-2 margin and are looking to complete a league double over Liverpool for the first time since the 2009-10 season.
  • Arsenal have kept only 12 clean sheets in their 61 games against Liverpool in the Premier League – their lowest such ratio against any team in the competition.
  • This is the ninth time Arsenal are facing Liverpool while they are at the top of the league table – the last eight such games have produced a total of 33 goals.

Predicted Line-ups:

Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Elliott; Salah, Gakpo, Nunez

Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Ramsdale; White, Holding, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Xhaka, Partey; Saka, Odegaard, Trossard; Jesus.

LIV vs ARS: Fantasy XI

Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Xhaka,Saka, Odegaard, Salah, Gakpo, Trossard; Jesus.

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