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Brendan Rodgers
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will hope that his team can kick-start their Christmas period run with a win over Arsenal on Sunday Getty Images

Liverpool welcome Arsenal to Anfield for a Premier League clash at Anfield on Sunday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 4pm GMT. Live TV coverage is available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Live Radio coverage will be available on BBC Radio 5Live. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day 2 on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:20pm GMT.


Liverpool welcome Arsenal to Anfield on Sunday for a Premier League clash that is being dubbed as a fourth place eliminator.

Both teams have experienced their worst start to a league season in recent years, and this match could go a long way in deciding which of the two teams ends up losing out on a place in the Champions League next season.

The Reds come into this match after a much-needed morale boosting win over Bournemouth in the Capital One Cup. Brendan Rodgers will hope his team can carry that momentum forward into the game against the Gunners on Sunday.

The manager tried a new 3-4-3 formation against the Championship side with Raheem Sterling playing as the No 9 and it seemed to work brilliantly, but it remains to be seen if he will employ it against Sunday's opponents, as they will have a much more potent frontline than the Championship club.

Arsene Wenger
Wenger will be hoping his team can get the three points needed to keep them in the hunt for a place in the top four. Getty Images

Arsenal have won five of their last six games and will come into this game hoping to avenge last season's humiliation, which saw the Emirates Stadium outfit lose 5-1.

Arsene Wenger will hope to carry the momentum from last weekend's comprehensive victory against Newcastle United and hope that a few days of extra rest his players got will help them beat Liverpool on Sunday.

However, the manager is facing a major injury crisis, with Flamini and Cazorla the only fit midfielders in the squad. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott and Nacho Monreal are all scheduled for late tests ahead of the game at Anfield.

Stat of the Match: Liverpool v Arsenal has seen more hat-tricks (five) than any other fixture in Premier League history.

What Managers Say

Brendan Rodgers: "People have been looking at us and seeing we haven't been as dynamic, but there are simple reasons for that. We have lost two big players and it has taken a bit of time to try and recover our way of working. You get players sometimes who are just a massive loss to a group. Look at the way Dortmund have struggled this season after losing Robert Lewandowski. We haven't lost one such player, we have lost two."

Arsene Wenger: "We've won five of our last six games and now we want to continue our strong run. We had a good game against Newcastle and this game on Sunday is another chance for us to show that we can have the continuity in finding a good balance between attacking well and defending well because Liverpool are always very strong at home."

Betting Odds (

  • Liverpool to win: 7/4
  • Arsenal to win: 17/11
  • Draw: 5/2

Team News


Injured: Sturridge

Doubtful: Lovren

Suspended: Balotelli

Possible XI: Jones; Toure, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno; Henderson, Gerrard, Lucas; Coutinho, Lallana, Sterling


Injured: Laurent Koscielny (calf), Mikel Arteta (calf), Mesut Ozil (knee), David Ospina (thigh), Abou Diaby (calf), Jack Wilshere (ankle), Tomas Rosicky (thigh), Serge Gnabry (knee), Ramsey (hamstring)

Doubtful: Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Monreal

Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Szczesny; Chambers, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Gibbs; Flamini, Cazorla; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sanchez, Welbeck; Giroud