Jurgen Klopp rotated his first-team players for their mid-week Carabao cup fixture against Lincoln City, a match in which the Reds ran out comfortable 6-2 winners, with the likes of Xherdan Shaqiri, Divock Origi, and Elliot all getting game time and also were on the scoresheet. Liverpool midfield will be boosted by the signing of Tiago Alcantara, who recently signed for the Reds from Bayern Munich. He was brought in at half-time against Chelsea and his second-half performance was brilliant. It shouldn’t be a surprise to see him starting his first home game against the Gunners today. Captain Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Alex- Oxlade Chamberlain have all been ruled out for this game due to injuries, but Joe Gomez will pass a late fitness test in order to be available.
Potential Line-up (4-3-3): Allison, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Van Dyke, Robertson, Tiago, Wiljnadum, Keita, Salah, Firmino, Mane.
The Gunners will be boosted by the fact that they beat Liverpool at Anfield last season and also in the community shield at Wembley. Just like Klopp, Mikel Arteta also rotated his first-team Line-up for their mid-week encounter with Leicester City at the King Power stadium, giving David Luiz, Nketiah and Pepe some game time in a match where Arsenal were 2-0 victors and as a result, they were paired to play Liverpool again in the next round, a couple of days from today. Still on the treatment table lies Mustafi, Sokratis, Calum Chambers and Smith Rowe. The only place we expect to see changes from the Arsenal Lineup might be in defence, with David Luiz and Maitland-Niles pushing for a starting place in Mikel Arteta’s first team.
Potential Line-up (3-4-3): Leno, Holding, Magalhaes, Luiz, Bellerin, Xhaka, Ceballos, Tierney, Willian, Lacazette, Aubameyang.