It’s been a while since a Liverpool vs. Arsenal match mattered in the standings like Saturday’s match at Anfield Road.
Arsenal can overtake Liverpool in the standings with a win at Anfield Road and move into the top four, which is incredible when you remember that the Gunners lost its first three matches of the season. But a 6-0-2 run in the next eight has seen them quickly climb up the standings.
Liverpool is at home and only has one loss on the season though that came in its last game against West Ham before the break. but it’s missing one of its most influential players in Roberto Firmino, putting the weight squarely on Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah to keep the Reds in the Premier League race.
Sporting News will be following the Liverpool-Arsenal match live and providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.
Liverpool vs. Arsenal live score
LIV — Sadio Mane (Trend Alexander-Arnold) — 39th min.
(All times Eastern)
Halftime: Liverpool 1, Arsenal 0
Halftime: After a slow start to this game, the action finally ramped up and the tempers flared between the two benches. Liverpool’s lead is arguably deserved after its start to the match. Arsenal defended comfortably for large passages of play, but the Aaron Ramsdale had to come up with a handful of big saves to keep Liverpool off the board before Sadio Mane’s set-piece header. Arsenal is going to have to take more chances in the second half if it’s going to prevent its first loss in nine matches.
43rd min.: Arsenal tests Alisson. Lokonga with the long-distance shot and Alisson is down low to stop it.
39th min.: Goal Liverpool! Free kick curled in by Trent Alexander-Arnold and Sadio Mane heads it down and bounces in. Ramsdale couldn’t stop that one.
37th min.: Ramsdale again! Trent Alexander-Arnold cut inside and unleashed a left-footed blast which Ramsdale tipped over the bar. The 23-year-old is rising to the occasion.
35th min.: Save by Ramsdale again! Mo Salah thought he scored and then a defender clears the rebound before Salah can get to it.
33rd min.: Now the game is taking off. Both managers are sent off after the two benches flared up. Mikel Arteta and Jurgen Klopp were in each other’s face.
31st min.: Fantastic transition by Arsenal and Lacazette scores, but Aubameyang was offside on the build-up.
30th min.: Aaron Ramsdale double save on Thiago and Sadio Mane! It’s been a quiet match as far as chances, but that was a great look and fantastic save by Ramsdale.
10th min.: Fabinho comes close. Liverpool has had a positive start, but Arsenal is defending comfortably for the most part.
1st min.: We’re underway. Liverpool immediately on the front foot.
11:45 a.m. ET: This can’t be a popular take about Anfield Road, is it?
Liverpool vs. Arsenal lineups
Predictable front line for Liverpool with Roberto Firmino out. Konstantinos Tsimikas gets the start at left back and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain starts in midfield.
Liverpool starting lineup (4-3-3, left to right): Alisson-GK — Tsimikas, Van Dijk, Matip, Alexander-Arnold — Fabinho, Thiago, Oxlade-Chamberlain — Mane, Jota, Salah
Liverpool subs (9): Kelleher, Konate, Henderson, Minamino, Gordon, Phillips, Beck, Morton, Bradley
Thomas Partey makes the starting lineup to give the team its standard look with Alexandre Lacazette playing in behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Arsenal starting lineup (4-2-3-1, left to right): Ramsdale-GK — Tavares, Gabriel, White, Tomiyasu — Partey, Lokonga — Smith Rowe, Lacazette, Saka — Aubameyang
Arsenal subs (9): Leno, Tierney, Holding, Cedric, Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Odegaard, Pepe, Martinelli
How to watch Liverpool vs. Arsenal
The match will be broadcast on the main NBC broadcast network channel. The network is streamed on fuboTV, which offers new users a free 7-day trial.
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