ANFIELD, Sporting Alert – Liverpool will be without captain Jordan Henderson, who misses out after failing to fully recovered from the knock which forced him off at half-time of Sunday’s win at Chelsea.
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The Reds team news also confirmed that manager Jurgen Klopp is without Thiago Alcantara, who missing out due to “minor fitness issues,” but centerback Joe Gomez returns, having missed the victory over Chelsea.
Gomez will partner Virgil van Dijk in the back four with Fabinho going back to his normal role in midfield. Summer signing Diogo Jota, who joins Liverpool from Wolves, is on the bench.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta recalls Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Granit Xhaka and Willian to the side after the trio were among seven changes for the Carabao Cup victory at Leicester City.
The Gunners, however, are without Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Cedric Soares (both calf), Pablo Mari (ankle), Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring), Calum Chambers and Gabriel Martinelli (both knee) due to injuries.
Arteta makes four changes from the side that beat West Ham 2-1 in their last Premier League outing, with Gabriel, Sead Kolasinac, Bukayo Saka and Dani Ceballos making way.
Kieran Tierney, David Luiz, Mohamed Elneny and Ainsley Maitland-Niles come in as the replacement.
LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS
Team to play Arsenal: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Van Dijk, Gomez, Fabinho, Keita, Wijnaldum, Mane, Salah, Firmino. Subs: Adrian, Milner, Jones, Minamino, Jota, Origi, Williams.
ARSENAL TEAM NEWS
Team to play Liverpool: Leno, Bellerin, Tierney, Luiz, Holding, Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Elneny, Willian, Aubameyang, Lacazette. Subs: Runarsson, Gabriel, Saka, Ceballos, Pepe, Nketiah, Kolasinac.