EFL Cup: Liverpool team news for Arsenal tie

EFL Cup: Liverpool team news for Arsenal tie

Here is the Liverpool team news as they prepare for another clash against Arsenal. The Reds will travel to the capital to play the first leg of the semifinals in the EFL Cup.

Jurgen Klopp’s men previously travelled to the capital earlier as they played Chelsea in a battling 2-2 draw. It was an intense battle in what looked like Liverpool’s game initially. The Reds had the upper hand when Mohamed Salah made it 2-0 for Liverpool.

The lead was then destroyed as Chelsea came back strongly into the contest pulling one back and then equalizing. The game at Stamford Bridge thus, ended all, square as both parties shared a point each. However, Klopp’s boys played positively and will look to do the same in this game as well.

In the previous encounter of the EFL Cup, the Reds had a bitter outing against Leicester City. The game ended in an enthralling 3-3 draw but they managed to overcome the Foxes in the penalty shootout. It will be interesting to see how Jurgen Klopp’s side manage in the last four.

EFL Cup: Liverpool team news for a visit to Arsenal – injuries and suspension

Here is a look at the injuries and unavailable players in the Liverpool camp currently.

Joel Matip

Joel Matip tested positive for Covid even before the Chelsea match and hence will be unavailable for this tie.

Roberto Firmino

Roberto Firmino was the third Red to be tested positive for Covid. He missed the Chelsea game too and will miss this one as well.

Nathaniel Phillips

Nathaniel Phillips had a fractured cheekbone against AC Milan last month in the Champions League. He will be out for another couple of weeks.

Harvey Elliott

Harvey Elliott continues fighting hard to get back as he is recovering from a serious ankle injury. There is no sign of him returning to action soon.

Divock Origi

Divock Origi picked up a knee injury in training last month and was unfit for the Chelsea clash. Hence his availability for the midweek match is highly unlikely.

Thiago Alcantara

Thiago is suffering from a hip issue as he revealed before the Chelsea game. Therefore, he too misses out.

Takumi Minamino

Takumi Minamino will not play as he has muscle fatigue. He was seen warming up on the pitch before the Chelsea tie. However, he was declared unfit and will need to work on it.

Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah will not feature as he is on international duty to represent Egypt in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane too will travel back to Africa to represent Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Naby Keita

Naby Keita will also be involved for Guinea in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Suspension

Liverpool have no players suspended for this match with Andy Robertson getting back from a three-match ban.  

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