Liverpool vs Arsenal LIVE commentary: Xherdan Shaqiri starts for hosts as Unai Emery opts for three at the back


Liverpool vs Arsenal LIVE commentary: Xherdan Shaqiri starts for hosts as Unai Emery opts for three at the back

Premier League leaders Liverpool host Arsenal on Saturday evening looking to extend their lead at the top – in a match you can listen to LIVE on talkSPORT.

Jurgen Klopp’s side can go nine points clear at the top with a win after Tottenham were stunned by Wolves earlier in the day.

Liverpool have yet to be beaten in the Premier League this season

In their most recent matches, Liverpool beat struggling Newcastle United 4-0, while Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw at Brighton & Hove Albion.

In the reverse fixture last season, in August 2017, Liverpool were dominant as they beat the Gunners 4-0.

Team news

Liverpool have opted to freshen up their side, with midfielder Fabinho returned to the starting XI.

Xherdan Shaqiri also starts, with Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita on the bench.

Fabinho scored in the win over Newcastle on Boxing Day and could return to the starting line-up

Arsenal again remain short of defensive options, with Hector Bellerin, Konstantinos Mavropanos and Rob Holding all ruled out.

Shkodran Mustafi returns from a hamstring injury, as captain Laurent Koscielny drops to the bench.

Mesut Ozil did not travel with the squad after picking up a knee injury in training.

Confirmed line-ups

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Shaqiri, Salah, Firmino, Mane.

Arsenal: Leno; Lichtsteiner, Mustafi, Sokratis, Maitland-Niles, Torreira, Xhaka, Kolasinac, Iwobi, Ramsey, Aubameyang.