LIVE: Liverpool vs Arsenal | English Premier League | DEC 29th, 2018
Match K.O. at 19:30 Cairo Local Time | 5:30pm GMT | 12:30pm ET
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool)
Referee: Michael Oliver
Saturday evening’s clash at Anfield will see the Premier League’s two leading goalscorers face off against each other, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang edging out Mohamed Salah by just one strike – topping the charts with 13 goals for the season so far.
Jurgen Klopp’s side could go further clear at the top as the Gunners aim to end their dismal recent run at Anfield when the two sides meet on Saturday.
Liverpool will aim to cap a fine end to 2018 with victory over Arsenal which will temporarily extend their lead over reigning champions Manchester City in the Premier League to a further nine points.
With Pep Guardiola’s men not facing Southampton until Sunday, Jurgen Klopp’s side can take a further grip on the title race if they can overcome the Gunners.
After a 22-game unbeaten run, Arsenal have struggled in recent weeks and were held to a disappointing draw by Brighton on Boxing Day.
Midfielder James Milner has been ruled out of the clash on Saturday, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Rhian Brewster remain long-term injury absentees.
Possible Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Henderson; Keita, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Mane, Firmino, Salah.
Mesut Ozil was hauled off at half-time at Brighton and was absent from the Gunners’ travelling squad as they arrived in Liverpool.
Aaron Ramsey could also earn a recall, while Nacho Monreal’s return will likely see him slot in at left-back.
Shkodran Mustafi (hamstring) and Hector Bellerin (left calf) are both still injury doubts.
Possible Arsenal XI: Leno; Lichtsteiner, Koscielny, Sokratis, Monreal; Xhaka, Torreira, Guendouzi; Iwobi, Ramsey; Aubameyang.