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Liverpool play hosts to league leaders Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday with the teams expected to push for a win.

Where to Watch Live

The kick-off is set for 12:45pm GMT. Live coverage will be available on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 1 HD.


Liverpool have been in good form of late, following back-to-back defeats away to Manchester City and Chelsea at the wee end of last year.

Rodgers' side are unbeaten in 2014 and will face an Arsenal side who have dropped only two points since the turn of the year. However, Rodgers will be confident of his team's ability at home, having obliterated arch rivals Everton 4-0 at Anfield a couple of weeks back.

The Reds come into the game on the back of a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns but have the best record at home in the league, winning 10 games thus far, including one against Manchester United in the opening month of the season.

Their only loss was against a brilliant Southampton side who were flying high in the league during that period. A win here will reinstate their position as title contenders as they move five points closer to the Gunners while a loss may dent their hopes of securing a top four spot.

Arsenal face a gruelling set of fixtures in the upcoming two weeks, with games against Liverpool, Manchester United and Bayern Munich scheduled during that period.

A win in each of them will make them favourites in the race for the title and make the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City sit back and take notice.

The Gunners come into the game on the back of a 2-0 in over Crystal palace and will be confident coming into the game, having won thrice in their last four visits to Merseyside.

The Gunners have already had the better of Rodgers' men in the reverse fixture, winning 2-0 at the Emirates but will face a completely different task against a rampant Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez who have been in an irrepressible force thus far this season.

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Arsenal defenders Laurent Kosciely and Per Mertesacker stop Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski's run during their Champions League game, November 6. Reuters

What the Managers Say

Brendan Rodgers: "Our home form has been brilliant and that is vitally important for any team, especially a team who wants to be challenging at the top of the table. We are going to go into each game looking to win the game. There is a greater confidence now. I certainly sensed (last season) there was maybe that little bit of fear of playing at Anfield because of the result. What we've tried to do over the course of the time I've been here is focus on the performance."

Arsene Wenger: "You always think about the psychological impact of the last result on the morale of the team, as well as the confidence and happiness of everybody. You think the only way to deal with it is to just focus on the next one and win it, then everything will be alright. And, if we can win this game, what about the next one? If we play at our best, yes we can win that, so let's do it. It is very difficult to have a global plan because as we know we are in a job that is unpredictable. The best way to make it predictable is to win the next game."

Form Guide


  • Last Five(all competitions, most recent first): D W W D W
  • Last Result: West Brom 1-1 Liverpool


  • Last Five(all competitions, most recent first): W D W W W
  • Last Result: Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace

Odds by 888Sport

Game to end as a draw – Industry best 13/5

Phillippe Coutinho to score at any time – Industry best 7/2

Mesut Ozil to score at any time – Industry best 4/1

Toure to score an own goal30/1

Team News


  • Injured: Daniel Agger (calf), Sebastian Coates(knee), Luis Enrique(knee), Lucas Leiva (knee), Glen Johnson (ankle), Mamdou Sakho (hamstring)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Line-Up: Mignolet; Flanagan, Skrtel, Touré, Cissokho; Coutinho, Gerrard, Henderson; Sterling, Súarez, Sturridge.


  • Injured: Aaron Ramsey (thigh), Theo Walcott (knee), Abou Diaby(knee)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: Mathieu Flamini

Probable Line-Up: Szczesny; Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Arteta, Wilshere, Ozil; Cazorla Giroud, Oxlade-Chamberlain