Liverpool v Arsenal: Team news

MatchLiverpool v Arsenal: Team news

By Glenn Price and Chris Shaw


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Ryan Gravenberch is expected to be available for Liverpool's Premier League showdown with Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday evening.

The Dutch midfielder sat out the Carabao Cup victory over West Ham United on Wednesday, having been forced off in the second half of last weekend's duel with Manchester United.

But Jürgen Klopp stated in his pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon that Gravenberch is now in contention to make a return.

However, the Reds boss also confirmed the 5.30pm GMT kick-off against the Gunners comes too soon for Diogo Jota and Alexis Mac Allister.

"Macca and Diogo getting closer and closer but not ready for tomorrow," he said.

Andy Robertson continues to make encouraging progress with his recovery from shoulder surgery but remains out, along with Thiago Alcantara, Stefan Bajcetic, Ben Doak and Joel Matip.

A yellow card for Darwin Nunez would be his fifth booking of the Premier League campaign and mean he is suspended for the Boxing Day visit to Burnley.

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For the visitors, Thomas Partey is unavailable, while Mohamed Elneny is being assessed ahead of the trip and Jorginho is also a doubt.

"Thomas Partey is still finalising his rehab. He still hasn't trained with the team yet," said Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta at his media briefing.

"Mo Elneny will hopefully join us this afternoon to see how he feels about it. For the rest, no news. Jorginho is still a doubt."

On a contest from which the winner could be top of the Premier League for Christmas, Arteta added: "It's going to be a special atmosphere. Obviously the two teams are in a great moment, in a really good position. Really strong position.

"Both teams, I'm sure, have prepared the game to win it and to go for it and it's going to be an intense match.

"We're going to have to play really well, compete extraordinarily well and be very intelligent to manage the moments of the game as well."

Last match

Liverpool 5-1 West Ham United (December 20): Kelleher, Gomez, Endo, Van Dijk, Szoboszlai, Nunez, Jones, Gakpo, Elliott, Tsimikas, Quansah.

Arsenal 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion (December 17): Raya, White, Zinchenko, Saliba, Gabriel, Rice, Odegaard, Havertz, Saka, Martinelli, Jesus.



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