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Olivier giroud will hope to continue his goal scoring form when Liverpool visit the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.Reuters

Arsenal host Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday (4 April) in the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 12.45pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be available on BT Sport 1and BT Sport 1 HD. Catch the highlights on Match of the Day at 10.30pm BST on BBC One and BBC One HD.

Overview

Arsenal welcome top four rivals Liverpool to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday (4 April) for a clash that is vital for both teams' Champions League dreams.

A victory for Arsenal will keep their hopes of finishing second alive, while a Liverpool win will see them close the gap to fourth placed Manchester United to two points.

Arsene Wenger will be hoping his team can continue their good form, which has seen them win their last five Premier League games. A win will keep the pressure on Manchester City as Wenger chases at least the second place in the Premier League.

The manager has a fully fit squad to choose from barring Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but despite his selection dilemma, he could stick to his regular starting lineup as the likes of Jack Wilshere, Mathieu Debuchy and Mikel Arteta are just coming back from long-term injuries.

Raheem Sterling
Raheem Sterling will hope to put his off-field troubles behind him and lead Liverpool to victory over Arsenal.Getty Images

Liverpool come into the game on the back of a loss against Manchester United, which dented their top four hopes, but a win against Arsenal will put them right back in the mix.

The reds are also facing a lot of off-field distractions over Raheem Sterling's contract and that could hamper their performance on the day. But on a positive note, Brendan Rodgers will be delighted that Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana have recovered from their injuries that kept them out of international duty as he will need all his top players for the trip to the Emirates on Saturday afternoon.

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Arsenal Win: 9/11
  • Draw: 14/5
  • Liverpool Win: 57/17

What Managers Say

Arsene Wenger: "Our desire is just to continue to win. We have built a level of confidence and are conscious that if we do certain things well, then we can win games."

Brendan Rodgers: "Yes, if we're going to get into the top four, we need to take something from the game. The final eight games of the season are so important for us. Between now and the end of the season we know what points total we want to reach. We've made it difficult for ourselves with our last performance and result but it's still achievable."

Team News

Arsenal

  • Injured: Chamberlain (hamstring)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Ospina; Bellerin, Koscielny, Gabriel, Gibbs; Ramsey, Coquelin; Sanchez, Cazorla, Ozil; Giroud.

Liverpool

  • Injured: Ibe (knee)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: Gerrard, Skrtel

Possible XI: Mignolet; Can, Lovren, Sakho; Johnson, Allen, Henderson, Moreno; Coutinho, Sterling, Sturridge.