Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Saka, Martinelli, Jesus start up front: Liverpool v Arsenal team news

Arsenal are at Anfield to take on Liverpool, looking for a first away win here since 2012.

Here are the official line-ups.

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konata, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Jones, Jota, Salah, Gakpo

Subs: Kelleher, Gomez, Thiago, Milner, Firmino, Elliott, Tsimikas, Nunez, Matip

Arsenal: Ramsdale, White, Holding, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Partey, Xhaka, Odegaard, Saka, Martinelli, Jesus

Subs: Turner, Tierney, Walters, Kiwior, Jorginho, Smith Rowe, Vieira, Nelson, Trossard

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Saps

COYG!!!!!

Johnny 4 Hats

Fabinho, Henderson and Jones 🤔

Yeah, we can get at that.

I think my nerves are on a par with anything I’ve experienced as an arsenal fan.

Good luck everyone. See you on the other side.

🤞❤️🤞

Momozemio

Same here…
It’s been such a lovely wknd so far with my 80yrs old ant back in my home town. I’m now about to meet again with my oldest friend (not seen him since Covid) and to have a couple glasses while chating about life and Arsenal…
This has to be a positive outing & result 🤩
COYG!!!

Nainsley Aitland Miles

80 years old? They may remember the last time Sp*rs won the league.

Momozemio

🤣

Eric Blair

They won the league?

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

Feeling extrememely confident today. Shame I gotta miss it.

COYG!

Johnny 4 Hats

The game > Easter with my family.

Sorry mum and dad. I’m sure the lamb will be delicious and the sherry lovely.

But I can’t not watch this one.

Up4GrabsNow!

SMASH THE MUGGERS!

Forest gooner

Trossard should have started instead of Jesus but nonetheless COYG

Up4GrabsNow!

The Vampire of Genk will be an impact sub, two second half goals

Fatgooner

Where’s Saliba?!

And who’s Walters?!

Martin R

Obviously haven’t followed the news for the last couple of weeks if you haven’t known of Saliba’s back injury. 🫣

PeteyB

Presumably Saliba isn’t fit and his back is still causing problems.
As far as I understand Walters is a rated academy prospect who can cover RB and CB.

Nainsley Aitland Miles

Jonathan Walters. Out of retirement to knock in a 90th minute winner.

Seriously though – he’s a right-back presumably to cover for White.

David C

Attack Fabinho lads! He’s been a liability all season in their midfield.

COYG!!!!

My two brothers are Liverpool fans, I really want the Gunners to win today!

Enjoy the match everybody.

Sheldon

Their midfield is weak. That’s where we win the game!

Trex d' Gunner

Their midfield and defence is bang average. We are winning this boys. COYG

The iceman

They say he walks on water,
And tuns into wine,
I believe in Jesus,
The arsenal number 9!!!!

Vamos this Easter Sunday boys! Fingers crossed we can shake the anfield voodoo and partey runs the midfield like diaby resurrected.

Teryima Adi

Let’s beat them, folks. COYG!!!

shokim

Time to rewrite history. COYG!

Dada

I feel good.

Chapeau

Blogs, they’re in enough trouble with Konate. Don’t make them use a Konata

Heiku

Still a mystery to me why he doesn’t just copy/paste these from twitter. Anyway, COYG

Teryima Adi

😀

A Different George

He got that A from his first name.

Granite Granit

No Willy. Need big performance from back 4. Would take a point. Liverpool will be really fired up. COYG

Our biggest match at Anfield since ’89.

Wish George Graham was invited to do an honourary pre-match team-talk.

Heart says 2-0 Arsenal win.

Head says 2-0 Liverpool win.

And a gut feeling there may be a red card today on one side.

ArtetasForehead

Today I am sick and keep vomiting with a smile in between, hoping my sacrifice will be James-esque and give us some extra boost!

Rick_Sanchez

Thank you for your service mate!

A Different George

As everyone thinks, it’s all about the midfield control, our three plus Zinchenko. Does that leave room for Salah to run behind and can Gabriel then handle him? Don’t let their passers have the time to find Salah’s runs. Make sure Alexander-Arnold sees Martinelli in his nightmares the rest of the week.

Collibosher

I don’t know whether I can follow the game today.

Collibosher

Oh, OK then….

Leon

Playing really well but Xhaka reacting to that was just plain stupid.
Last thing we want to do is get the crowd behind them..

TotsOfJack

Sort of reminded me of last season. We just need to play our football.

Nainsley Aitland Miles

That Xhaka incident caused us to switch off for the Liverpool goal.

We just need to get back to the basics we were doing in the first 30 minutes.

Ref doing nothing to protect Martinelli.

Rick_Sanchez

Honestly, ref isn’t protecting anyone. He wants spectacle, which is nice but can backfire badly.

Rick_Sanchez

That was a turning point because it brought chaos. We need composure, we are the better team. COYG!

McC

COYG!

Doghouse

We’ve lost it for some reason, no need to get involved when we are 2-0 up, coasting now we are up against it, ffs, back to basics lads we are the better team

Vieiraera

Paul Tierney is an unmitigated fraud !!

Ealing

Well if this doesn’t s not cheating

Leon

Arsenal was winning 2-0 and were comfortable.
Xhaka being Xhaka simply had to react which awoke the Anfield crowd and the pattern of the match changed.
This makes Declan Rice a priority in the summer.
A draw is not a disaster away to Liverpool.

Ealing

Have you waited all season to criticise Xhaka?

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