The match between Liverpool and Arsenal, which will be held at “Anfield” stadium, will start on Thursday evening, in the first leg of the semi-finals of the EFL Cup.
The Egyptian Mohamed Salah, the Senegalese Sadio Mane and the Malian Naby Keita will be absent from the ranks of the Reds due to the trio’s participation in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Reds attack is led by the trio Roberto Firmino, Diego Jota and Minamino, and behind them are Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, and Milner in the midfield.
On the other hand, the attack of the Gunners is led by Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah, behind them by Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, and in the midfield, Granit Xhaka, Albert Lukonga in the midfield.
Liverpool starts with the following formation:
Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker.
Defence: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Robertson.
Midfield: Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Milner.
Forwards: Roberto Firmino, Diego Jota, Minamino
Arsenal line-up is as follows:
Defence: Cedric, Ben White, Gabriel, Terini.
Midfield: Xhaka, Lukonga, Saka, Martinelli.
Forwards: Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah
It is noteworthy that Chelsea FC qualified for the League Cup final, at the expense of Tottenham Hotspur, after winning 2-0 in the first leg, and 1-0 in the second leg.
The match between Liverpool and Arsenal was scheduled to take place last Thursday at the Emirates Stadium, but the meeting was postponed due to the outbreak of the Corona virus in the ranks of the Reds, to be postponed for a week, with the first leg being held at “Anfield”, and the second leg next Thursday at the Emirates Stadium. ».
Liverpool qualified for the semi-finals after beating Leicester City 5-4 on penalties, in the match that was held at Anfield, in the League Cup quarter-finals.
Arsenal qualified for the semi-finals after defeating its guest Sunderland, 5-1, in the match that was held at the Emirates Stadium, in the quarter-finals.