Liverpool vs Arsenal preview: Prediction, team news & lineups

  • Arsenal take on Liverpool in a top-of-the-table clash
  • Gunners aiming to win first Premier League title since 2004
  • Arsenal haven't won at Anfield in over a decade
Arsenal visit Anfield looking for their first league win there in over a decade
Arsenal visit Anfield looking for their first league win there in over a decade / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

A top-of-the-table clash awaits in the Premier League on Saturday as Arsenal visit the Anfield cauldron to take on Liverpool.

The Gunners reclaimed top spot last weekend after cruising past Brighton with an impressive display. Manchester United then frustrated Liverpool on Merseyside which means Arsenal have a one-point lead at the summit heading into the weekend's clash.

Both teams are primed for deep title challengers, but Saturday's clash will go a long way in setting the tone for the second half of the season.

The Reds thumped West Ham 5-1 in the Carabao Cup in midweek, and they'll be looking to preserve their imperious unbeaten run on home soil which has lasted well over a year. Arsenal came close to triumphing at Anfield last season, but they were pegged back after taking a 2- 0 lead which hindered their title dream.

Liverpool vs Arsenal preview: Prediction, team news & lineups

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Arsenal rose to the top of the table after last weekend's 2-0 win over Brighton / Richard Heathcote/GettyImages

Here's our preview of Saturday's HUGE Premier League clash.

How to watch Liverpool vs Arsenal on TV

  • When is kick-off? Saturday 23 December
  • What time is kick-off? 17:30 (GMT)
  • Where is it played? Anfield
  • TV channel/live stream? Sky Ultra HD, SKY GO Extra, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event (UK) / Peacock, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, Telemundo, NBC (US) / fuboTV (Canada)
  • Referee? Chris Kavanagh

Liverpool team news

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Diogo Jota could be back this weekend / Michael Regan/GettyImages

Diogo Jota is closing in on a return, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him feature off the bench at the weekend.

Alexis Mac Allister is likely to miss out with a knee injury, so Wataru Endo should start at the base of midfield again. Ryan Gravenberch's potential absence means Curtis Jones will continue in Liverpool's midfield.

Thiago Alcantara, Stefan Bajcetic, Joel Matip, and Andy Robertson are long-term absentees.

Arsenal team news

Jorginho missed the Brighton win with a foot injury / BSR Agency/GettyImages

There are rumours that Thomas Partey could be fit to feature at Anfield on Saturday. However, the Ghanaian will surely only make the bench if he does make the matchday squad.

Mohamed Elneny will miss out, with the Egyptian joining Takehiro Tomiyasu, Fabio Vieira, and Jurrien Timber on the sidelines.

Jorginho is a doubt with a foot injury.

Liverpool vs Arsenal predicted lineups

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Endo, Jones, Szoboszlai; Salah, Nunez, Diaz.

Arsenal: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Rice, Odegaard, Havertz; Saka, Jesus, Martinelli.

Liverpool's recent form





Liverpool 5-1 West Ham

Carabao Cup


Liverpool 0-0 Man Utd

Premier League


Union Saint-Gilloise 2-1 Liverpool

Europa League


Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool

Premier League


Sheffield United 0-2 Liverpool

Premier League

Arsenal's recent form





Arsenal 2-0 Brighton

Premier League


PSV Eindhoven 1-1 Arsenal

Champions League


Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal

Premier League


Luton Town 3-4 Arsenal

Premier League


Arsenal 2-1 Wolves

Premier League

Liverpool vs Arsenal score prediction

It's been over a decade since Arsenal last won at Anfield, but many are confident that this could finally be their time. The Gunners aren't infallible, but they've so often appeared measured and controlled this term.

However, they haven't yet been able to get over the line in tough away games at Newcastle and Aston Villa.

Stylistically, both teams set-up in a way that suits their opponents. That could make for thrilling viewing on Saturday. It's bound to be a restless encounter, and Jurgen Klopp's recent comments means Anfield should be bouncing.

Give me another entertaining draw.

Prediction: Liverpool 2-2 Arsenal