Liverpool take on Arsenal for the second time this season and both sides have won their first two league fixtures and progressed in the EFL Cup. The two teams drew 1-1 in the Community Shield, before Arsenal won on penalties.
ARSENAL TEAM NEWS
Team to play Liverpool: Leno, Bellerin, Tierney, Luiz, Holding, Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Elneny, Willian, Aubameyang, Lacazette.
Subs: Runarsson, Gabriel, Saka, Ceballos, Pepe, Nketiah, Kolasinac.
LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS
Team to play Arsenal: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Van Dijk, Gomez, Fabinho, Keita, Wijnaldum, Mane, Salah, Firmino.
Subs: Adrian, Milner, Jones, Minamino, Jota, Origi, Williams.
KICK OFF! We’re up and running at Anfield after the players take a knee.
Keita gets between the lines to meet with Wijnaldum. Robertson looks for the pass to Mane but Elneny intercept with his foot.
Alexander-Arnold’s cross is met at the far post by Virgil van Dijk but David Luiz scrambles back to clear off the post!
Keita cuts inside onto his right boot but it deflects wide off the chest of Holding.
Van Dijk passes the ball back to Holding but they instantly force Leno to seek Tierney out for a throw-in.
David Luiz clears Robertson’s ball as far as Alexander-Arnold and his shot deflects off Bellerin and onto the crossbar!
GOAL! LIVERPOOL 0-1 ARSENAL (Lacazette, 25)
GOAL! LIVERPOOL 1-1 ARSENAL (Mane, 28)
GOAL! LIVERPOOL 2-1 ARSENAL (Robertson, 34)
Alexander-Arnold takes Fabinho’s pass and takes his rising drive a yard or so over Leno’s crossbar!
We enter two added minutes…..
45 + 2 min
HT: LIVERPOOL 2-1 ARSENAL
Liverpool get us underway at Anfield with no changes at the break…
Alexander-Arnold leaves his studs in on Tierney to take the yellow card.
SUB! A change for Arsenal, with Ceballos coming on in place of Xhaka.
Van Dijk shoots from distance but Leno watches it all the way to save well!
Bellerin is booked for a cynical tug on Mane. SUB! Nicolas Pepe replaces Willian for Arsenal.
SUB! Eddie Nketiah replaces Alexandre Lacazette for Arsenal.
Double change for Liverpool as Sadio Mane and Naby Keita make way for James Milner and Diogo Jota.
GOAL! LIVERPOOL 3-1 ARSENAL (Jota, 88)
SUB! A late change for Liverpool as Minamino replaces Firmino.
FT: LIVERPOOL 3-1 ARSENAL