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EFL Cup; Liverpool vs Arsenal predicted starting XI, Team news, injury news, and covid update.

The Gunners supporters were disappointed with the postponing of the first leg of the League cup semi-finals against Liverpool due to an apparent covid-19 outbreak with Jurgen Klopp’s admission that most of the cases were ‘false positives.

However, Liverpool stands a chance of facing an investigation into their cases of false positives, having such a high number which was considered impossible.

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The Reds are looking to make the final for the first time since 2016.

Team news;
Liverpool should have Alisson Becker in goal back from covid 19 recovery, with Trent Alexander Arnold back in training following his own positive.

Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Naby Keita are all away at the ongoing African cup of Nations. Klopp is said to be without Harvey Elliot, Thiago Alcantara, Nat Phillips, and Divock Origi due to injury.

Gordon could be handed another opportunity to start at the right-hand side With Jordan Henderson and Diogo jota Expected to return to Liverpool’s starting XI.

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EFL Cup; Liverpool vs Arsenal predicted starting XI, Team news, injury news, and covid update 4 Sportelo

 

For Arsenal, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyeng, Nicolas Pepe,m Mohamed Elneny, Gabriel Maghales are all absent.

Granit Xhaka remains doubtful due to Coronavirus, Folarin Balogun now completed a move to Middlesbrough, with Emile Smith Rowe and Tomiyasu uncertain with injury. Eddie Nketiah and Lacazette could lead the Frontline for the Gunners.

Liverpool predicted starting XI:
Alisson; Bradley, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Henderson, Fabinho, Jones, Gordon; jota, Minamino.

Arsenal predicted starting XI;
Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, white, Gabriel, Tierney; Lokonga, Patino, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Lacazette.

Liverpool vs Arsenal Prediction

Prediction; Liverpool 2-1 Arsenal

Kick-off time 8 pm GMT on Thursday, January 13, 2022.

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