Arsenal will host Liverpool this Thursday in the second leg of the semifinal round of the Carabao Cup.
Venue: Emirates Stadium
Arsenal are winless in their last three games (D1, L2).
The Gunners have scored in each of their last 13 home games.
They have won just one of their last six home games against Liverpool (D3, L2).
Liverpool are winless in their last three away games (D2, L1).
The Reds have failed to score just once in over 25 away games.
Head to head
In the last 15 meetings between both sides, Liverpool have won eight times. Arsenal have just one win in normal time but have won each of the last two occasions the game has gone into extra time.
Latest performances in all competitions
Arsenal will look to book their place in the Carabao Cup final when they welcome Liverpool to the Emirates this Thursday.
The Gunners left with a valuable 0-0 draw from the first leg of this tie at Anfield despite playing much of the match with ten men following Granit Xhaka’s sending off for a reckless challenge on Diogo Jota.
They come into this tie with a week’s rest in their legs as their weekend Premier League game with Tottenham was postponed due to Covid issues.
But with a good number of their players now back, Mikel Arteta will hope he can get a win.
However, they come into this tie in poor form. After going on a five game-winning run in December, the hosts have begun the new year winless in three games, with the worst of those losses coming against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup.
A win in this game will erase the memory of that loss and give Arteta’s improving side something to cheer about this year.
Possible Arsenal starting line-ups
Aaron Ramsdale; Rob Holding, Gabriel, Ben White, Kieran Tierney; Albert Sambi Lokonga, Nuno Tavares, Miguel Azeez, Charlie Patino, Gabriel Martinelli, Eddie Nketiah.
Injured: Bukayo Saka, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Cedric Soares, Sead Kolašinac,
Doubtful: Emile Smith-Rowe, Martin Odegaard
Unavailable (AFCON): Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny, Nicolas Pepe
Suspended: Granit Xhaka
Liverpool followed up their draw with Arsenal last Thursday with a commanding 3-0 victory over Brentford last Sunday in the Premier League.
The visitors who are missing their key attacking players were expected to struggle against the Bees. But they made light work of the London based club and won the game thanks to goals from Fabinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Takumi Minamino.
With that confidence-boosting win behind them, Jürgen Klopp’s men will now turn their attention to the League Cup, where they are looking to book a place in the final for the second time under Klopp.
The German has won none domestic cup since he arrived in England over six years ago. With Chelsea awaiting in the final, the former Borussia Dortmund manager will see this as an opportunity to finally land his hand in an English Cup.
Possible Liverpool starting line-ups
Coahim Kelleher; Joel Matip, Ibrahima Konate, Andy Robertson; Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Curtis Jones; Takumi Minamino, Diogo Jota, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Injured: Harvey Elliot, Thiago Alcantara, Divock Origi,
Unavailable (AFCON): Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Naby Keita
Arsenal 1-3 Liverpool