7 minutes When the ball goes out of play, Odegaard waves his arms in an attempt to excite the crowd. Arsenal have made a good start: nowhere near the pace of 2022-23 (they were already 1-0 ahead of Liverpool at this stage of last season's game) but with plenty of purposeful possession. No, this alliteration was not intentional.
5 minutes “Auguries,” muses Charles of Antioch. “Good: The Emirates cabin staff are back, smiling maniacally as the players emerge from the tunnel. It's worked for Arsene most of the time. Bad: Arsenal's women lost ground earlier today with what appears to be the club's emerging brand of failure to “He put the ball in the net. So, mixed.”
Lost? Crikey, so they did.
4 minutes Saka beats Van Dijk inside the penalty area, but Grafenbrech returns to make a good tackle.
3 minutes Liverpool started with Jota up front and Jacopo on the right flank. Arsenal have Jorginho playing to the left of Rice in a 4-2-1-3 formation.
1 minute Almost a chance for Jota in 40 seconds! A routine long ball from Van Dijk toward Jacobo caused Arsenal problems. The ball bounced off Jacopo and Gabriel before reaching Jota, who went past Zinchenko on the edge of the area but received a powerful touch that allowed Reia to come out and claim.
1 minute Peep peep! Liverpool, in its purple stripe, starts the match from right to left as we watch.
Here come the players. There are many faces of the game on display at the Emirates Tunnel; Everyone knows this
Jurgen Klopp on Connor Bradley
The best place for him to be is around his family. That's where we sent him immediately. It is very sad news; There's not much to say. I told him to take what he needed.
The buildup to this game was notable for its refreshing lack of hype. There's no need: everyone knows this is the biggest game of the Premier League season so far. Furthermore, words like 'huge' and 'epohcal' lost their meaning years ago when journalists started using them to preview Crystal Palace's match against Everton.
This is a really great game. It's only February, so the title is not up for grabs now, but it could be out of Arsenal's reach if they lose. On the other hand, if they win, there will be a rare three-way title race.
Gabriel Jesus is injured Kai Havertz He starts up front for Arsenal – as he did in last month's FA Cup defeat, when he troubled Liverpool with his ghostly movement only to miss some excellent chances. Jorginho He replaces Emile Smith-Roy in midfield.
Liverpool are without Connor Bradley, whose father died over the weekend after a long illness. Trent Alexander Arnold He replaces him at right-back, one of three changes seen in the win over Chelsea in midweek. Dominik Szoboszlai is injured and Darwin Nunez is fit enough to come on the bench. Ryan Gravenberch And Cody Jackpo Replace them. Thiago Alcantara, who has not played in a year, returns to the bench.
Arsenal (possible 4-2-1-3) Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Jorginho, Rice; Ødegaard; Saka, Havertz, Martinelli.
Subs: Ramsdale, Smith-Roy, Nketiah, Keiyur, Cedric, Trossard, Nelson, Elneny, Walters.
Liverpool (possible 4-1-2-3) Alison. Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Gomez; Gravenberch, McAllister, Jones; Jacobo, Jota, Diaz.
Subs: Thiago, Nunez, Adrian, Elliott, Robertson, Clarke, McConnell, Kelleher, Quansah.
to rule Anthony Taylor (Cheshire).
Preamble? no no no. Arsenal vs Liverpool you don't need to Preamble.
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