Liverpool vs Arsenal lineups, starting 11s, team news for Premier League match: Salah to start title test

Jurgen Klopp and Mikel Arteta will go head-to-head as Premier League title rivals as Arsenal travel to Anfield to face Liverpool on December 23.

The Gunners are leading the way at the top of the Premier League table with a one-point advantage over Klopp’s Reds ahead of this crucial clash. Aston Villa’s surprise draw at home to Sheffield United on Friday means either Arsenal or Liverpool will be top of the table on Christmas Day.

A midweek Carabao Cup quarterfinal win over West Ham will have boosted Liverpool’s confidence even further, although Arsenal will have felt the benefit of an extra break.

There are some injury concerns for either side for this match, although it seems the picture for each squad is largely unchanged. Mohamed Salah will almost certainly start, though, having only appeared as a substitute against the Hammers this week.

The Sporting News details the latest on team news and predicted lineups for this game.

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Liverpool vs Arsenal lineups

Klopp and Arteta have benefitted from protecting certain players ahead of this game with Arsenal not in action since their 2-0 Premier League win over Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend.

Liverpool’s win over West Ham came via a rotated starting XI with first-choice goalkeeper Alisson given the night off and Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konate, Luis Diaz and Salah featuring off the bench.

All five start against Arsenal.

Liverpool starting 11

Liverpool lineup (4-3-3): Alisson (GK) — Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Tsimikas — Szoboszlai, Endo, Jones — Salah, Gakpo, Diaz.

Subs: Kelleher, Gomez, Nunez, Elliott, Gravenberch, Clark, McConnell, Quansah, Bradley.

  • Injured: Matip, Thiago, Jota, Robertson, Mac Allister, Bajcetic.
  • Suspended: None

Curtis Jones retains his starting spot in midfield after a brilliant two-goal showing against West Ham United in midweek.

The other big selection call comes up top, where Cody Gakpo starts in attack, pushing Darwin Nunez onto the bench.

Arsenal starting 11

Arsenal lineup (4-3-3, right to left): Raya (GK) — White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko — Odegaard, Rice, Havertz — Saka, Jesus, Martinelli.

Subs: Ramsdale, Smith Rowe, Nketiah, Kiwior, Soares, Trossard, Jorginho, Reiss Nelson, Elneny.

  • Injured: Vieira, Tomiyasu, Partey, Timber, Jorginho (doubtful), Elneny (doubtful).
  • Suspended: None

With no new injury concerns ahead of this one, Mikel Arteta sticks with the same starting lineup that defeated Brighton last time out.

That means four changes from the Gunners’ 2-2 draw at Anfield in April, with the additions of David Raya, William Saliba, Declan Rice and Kai Havertz.

Liverpool vs Arsenal live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this Premier League match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA NBC USA Network, Peacock Fubo, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo

Fubo Canada

UK Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League Sky GO, Now TV
Australia Optus Sport
India Hotstar VIP,

USA: This game is being broadcast on the NBC USA and Peacock networks. Spanish language streaming options are on Telemundo which are available via Fubo.

Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live streaming exclusively via Fubo in Canada.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on demand on Optus Sport.

UK: This match is available for live broadcast with Sky Sports and streaming options via Sky GO and Now TV.

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