Liverpool XI for Arsenal, with six changes from the Chelsea draw

Liverpool XI for Arsenal,
Liverpool XI for Arsenal,

An examination of how Liverpool might line up against Arsenal on Sunday

When Liverpool hosts Arsenal on Sunday, they will be hoping to keep their slim chances of finishing in the top four alive.


The Reds are currently 10 points behind Manchester United, who currently hold the final Champions League spot with 10 games remaining in the season.

Jurgen Klopp is expected to make several changes to his starting lineup for the visit of table-topping Arsenal, with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson, Mo Salah, and Virgil van Dijk all missing the midweek draw at Chelsea.

Van Dijk was the only one of the aforementioned quartet who did not play at Stamford Bridge, but he appears to have recovered from illness and will likely return at center back.

Meanwhile, Alexander-Arnold and Robertson were both dropped to the bench after underwhelming performances in the 4-1 defeat at Manchester City last weekend, but Klopp will be hoping they are well rested ahead of some intriguing matches against Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka.

Trent Alexander-Arnold
Trent Alexander-Arnold

The full back pair are expected to replace Joe Gomez and Konstantinos Tsimikas, with Ibrahima Konate filling in ahead of Joel Matip.

Despite Thiago Alcantara’s return to the squad, Curtis Jones was given his first start since October in the capital on Tuesday night, and he is almost certainly set to make way, with Harvey Elliott the most likely to come in.

A double substitution in the front three could also occur against the Gunners, with Cody Gakpo and Salah replacing Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota, despite the latter being held back from training on Thursday as a precaution.

Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Elliott, Fabinho, Henderson; Salah, Gakpo, Nunez

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