Arsenal Predicted Lineup to Face Liverpool – Sambi & Odegaard in Midfield?
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Jones; Minamino, Firmino, Jota
Arsenal: Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney; Sambi, Xhaka, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Lacazette
Liverpool vs Arsenal Score Prediction
The Liverpool side that Arsenal could have been facing first time out was cause for real optimism. The Liverpool side that Arsenal will be facing this time around is real cause for concern.
Back on home soil on the weekend to host Brentford, Klopp will be confident in fielding a lineup that is near enough his first choice team just without Sadio Mane or Mohamed Salah. Arsenal, meanwhile, are piecing together whatever they can to make a team.
Worst of all, the Premier League‘s North London Derby is just three days later, with Spurs having had an additional day’s rest after playing Morecambe on home soil. The rearranged fixtures have done Arsenal dirty.
It unfortunately feels like this could seriously impact Thursday’s match, too. At this stage it is mere hope that Tomiyasu, Smith Rowe and Xhaka will be back, while the transfer market also takes on even greater importance in the background.
What we can be sure of is that the team that went to Anfield and got panned 4-0 earlier in the season is not the same one here. In terms of personnel it’s near enough identical, but collectively there have been definite improvements since then.
Will we see those at Anfield? At home Arsenal will back themselves against anyone, but Anfield is a different kettle of fish. Liverpool are almost at full strength and Arsenal quite simply are not.
It’s going to be tough, especially after that FA Cup performance.
Score Prediction: Liverpool 2-0 Arsenal