Liverpool head into tomorrow’s second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final against Arsenal off the back of a comfortable league win against Brentford.
However, with the Gunners having had their North London derby against Spurs called off at the weekend, the Reds have had fewer days to prepare for the match at the Emirates.
In terms of team news, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (ankle), Thiago (hip), Divock Origi (knee), Harvey Elliott (fitness) and Nat Phillips (broken cheekbone) have been ruled out. Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita are away at the African Cup of Nations.
Liverpool’s Predicted XI:
Kelleher, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, van Dijk, Tsimikas, Milner, Fabinho, Jones, Minamino, Firmino, Jota
For Arsenal, Bukayo Saka, Calum Chambers and Kieran Tierney are all expected to recover from knocks sustained in the first leg, while Takehiro Tomiyasu (calf) and Emile Smith Rowe (groin) remain minor doubts. Cedric Soares (hip) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (fitness) are unavailable, while Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny and Nicolas Pepe are at AFCON. Granit Xhaka is suspended.
Arsenal’s Predicted XI:
Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Lokonga, Smith Rowe, Odegaard, Saka, Lacazette, Martinelli
At the bookmakers, Liverpool are the favourites, with Unibet pricing them at 11/10 for the win. A draw after 90 minutes is 5/2 with Coral, while a victory for Arsenal is 13/5 at Bet 365.
Predicted Score – 1-1 (Liverpool to win on penalties)