ANFIELD, LIVERPOOL — When Liverpool and Arsenal met for the first time in 2022/23, few would have predicted that the two clubs’ respective seasons would go the way they have.
With so much recent success behind them and coming off a quadruple near-miss last term, Jurgen Klopp’s Reds find themselves struggling even to qualify for European football this time around.
The Gunners, meanwhile, have shaken off years of inconsistency to emerge as the only challenger to Manchester City’s dominance of the Premier League.
Still, Mikel Arteta’s men have not won at Anfield in the league since he featured as a player in a 2012 victory on Merseyside, and so this feels like a crucial test of their title credentials.
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Liverpool vs Arsenal live score
ARS — Martinelli — 8th min
ARS — Jesus — 28th min
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson (GK) — Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson — Henderson, Fabinho, Jones — Salah, Gakpo, Jota
Arsenal (4-3-3): Ramsdale (GK) — White, Holding, Gabriel, Zinchenko — Odegaard, Partey, Xhaka — Saka, Jesus, Martinelli
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28th min: GOAL! Arsenal are 2-0 up and in dreamland at Anfield!
Martinelli sneaks in down the left-hand side as easy as you like and curls in an inswinging cross that gives Jesus the easiest of tasks to head home unmarked.
23rd min: Ben White is the first man in the referee’s notebook for a bit of a rash one on Jota high up the pitch.
20th min: Robertson latches onto a Fabinho ball over the top but, while he does well to keep his finish down, he sends it wide of the far post.
Better from Liverpool.
15th min: Arsenal in complete control of this game after taking the lead.
Liverpool finding it impossible to play through the visitors’ press and every time they give it away they look like they are about to concede.
8th min: GOAL! Arsenal take the lead at Anfield!
The Gunners work Saka into space just inside the Liverpool half, where he drives at an exposed defence before a Van Dijk tackle attempt only works the ball to Martinelli.
The Brazilian then does well to beat a raft of defenders to poke a low finish past Alisson.
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What a start! Arsenal LEAD at Anfield! 💪 pic.twitter.com/oZXQzciHkf
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GABRIEL MARTINELLI POUNCES WITH AN EARLY GOAL 🔥
That’s his seventh goal in his last eight Arsenal games.
And he’s now scored more goals against Liverpool than any other club in his senior career.
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Gabriel Martinelli opens the scoring against Liverpool once again this season!
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6th min: Gakpo works space cutting in off the left-hand side but his shot is over the bar and nothing for Ramsdale to worry about.
2nd min: Arsenal win a corner after Martinelli eases past Alexander-Arnold on the left but Liverpool use it to break away before Salah is foiled by Xhaka.
1st min: After an impeccably observed minute’s silence for the victims of the Hillsborough disaster, the game gets under way.
5 mins from kickoff: All four sides of the ground in fine voice as the players emerge from the tunnel. Clearly, both sets of supporters know exactly how big a game this is.
20 mins from kickoff: How big a boost is the return of Bukayo Saka for Arsenal today? The Englishman has been the leading figure of this surprise title charge and is certain to have a big say on proceedings at Anfield.
40 mins from kickoff: A big day for Curtis Jones, who makes a second straight start in what has been a season wrecked by injury.
There’s no doubting the youngster’s talent, but this is a big test for him given his lack of football in recent months.
60 mins from kickoff: The team news is in! Nunez only on the bench for Liverpool, who name an unchanged midfield from that 0-0 draw with Chelsea.
Arsenal, meanwhile, welcome back Bukayo Saka, though they are without William Saliba in defence.
90 mins from kickoff: Some suggestions that Darwin Nunez might miss out for Liverpool today after not being spotted on their pre-match walk around the city.
We’ll be sure to let you know as soon as anything concrete emerges regarding the Uruguayan’s involvement.
115 mins from kickoff: Arsenal will be wearing black for their trip to Liverpool.
Confirmed: Arsenal will wear their black away kit to face Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. #afc pic.twitter.com/Xh9Pl3SIbb
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) April 7, 2023
120 mins from kickoff: You can only wonder whether Mikel Arteta resorted to playing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ during training sessions this week, as he did last season. It didn’t help at the time. The Gunners lost 4-0.
Mikel Arteta’s ‘crazy idea’ to make the Arsenal team train with ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ in the background at London Colney, to replicate the intimidating atmosphere against Liverpool at Anfield, as seen on Amazon’s ‘All or Nothing: Arsenal’. 🔊 #afc pic.twitter.com/cmX9rO70EN
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) April 8, 2023
Liverpool vs Arsenal lineups
Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah and Cody Gakpo make an immediate return to the starting line-up for Liverpool after missing out against Chelsea.
But Thiago Alcantara is only fit enough for the bench, meaning a second consecutive start for Curtis Jones in midfield.
Liverpool starting lineup (4-3-3): Alisson (GK) — Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson — Henderson, Fabinho, Jones — Salah, Gakpo, Jota
Liverpool subs (9): Kelleher (GK), Gomez, Thiago, Milner, Firmno, Elliott, Tsimikas, Nunez, Matip
Bukayo Saka returns to the starting line-up after starting Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Leeds United from the bench.
Meanwhile, Rob Holding continues to fill in for William Saliba, who is battling a back problem and misses out on the squad entirely.
Arsenal starting lineup (4-3-3): Ramsdale (GK) — White, Holding, Gabriel, Zinchenko — Odegaard, Partey, Xhaka — Saka, Jesus, Martinelli
Arsenal subs (9): Turner (GK), Kiwior, Tierney, Nelson, Vieira, Jorginho, Trossard, Walters, Smith Rowe
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Liverpool vs Arsenal live stream, TV channel
Here’s how to watch all of the action from Anfield in some of the major territories:
|USA||Sun, Apr. 9||11:30 EDT||—||Peacock|
|Canada||Sun, Apr. 9||11:30 EDT||—||Fubo Canada|
|UK||Sun, Apr. 9||16:30 BST||Sky Sports Main Event,
Sky Sports Premier League
|Australia||Mon, Apr. 10||01:30 AEST||—||Optus Sport|
|New Zealand||Mon, Apr. 10||03:30 NZST||Sky Sport Premier League||Sky Sport NOW|
|India||Sun, Apr. 9||21:00 IST||Star Sports Select 2||Jio TV, Hotstar VIP|
|Hong Kong||Sun, Apr. 9||23:30 HKT||Now Premier League
|Malaysia||Sun, Apr. 9||23:30 MYT||Astro SuperSport 3||
Astro GO, sooka
|Singapore||Sun, Apr. 9||23:30 SGT||Hub Premier
UK: This match will be broadcast live in the UK via Sky Sports’ TV and streaming platforms.
USA: This match will be streamed exclusively on NBC’s Peacock with options to view in English and Spanish.
Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live streaming exclusively via Fubo in Canada.
Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on demand on Optus Sport.