Arsenal faces Liverpool in the first leg of the EFL Cup semi-final on Friday night, 7 January 2022.
Arteta was absent from their game against Man City. So it’s possible that you won’t be able to go back because of covid. Albert Stuivenberg admitted he has “no evidence” whether Arteta will return to action in midweek. However, Arsenal has accepted reports that Arteta will join training on Wednesday.
On the other hand, Liverpool manager Klopp wants the game to be postponed due to Covid.
Arsenal Vs Liverpool EFL Cup Semifinal Preview & Team News:
Liverpool comes to the game after an impressive 2-2 draw against Chelsea. However, Klopp was not satisfied with the results as the team scored 2 goals. However, Arsenal had one promising half at Man City but fell short in the other half.
Liverpool is currently struggling with the coronavirus and injuries, with the Red Devils having to deal with Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino, and Joel Matip.
The Gunners will not have any of the players. Four will start at the Africa Cup of Nations. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe, Thomas Partey, and Mohamed Elneny.
Gabriel will miss the first leg of the League Cup after receiving two yellow cards against Manchester City and a last-minute bout with the COVID-19 illness.
As for Liverpool, they will be without Naby Keita, Sadio Mane, and Mohamed Salah due to AFCON.
- Arsenal: Ramsdale; Smith Rowe, Tomiyasu, Holding, Tierney, White, Saka, Odegaard, Sambi, Nketiah, Xhaka
- Liverpool: Kelleher; Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Jones, Fabinho, Henderson, Gordon, Jota, Van Dijk, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gomez
Watch Arsenal Vs Liverpool EFL Cup Live Online Worldwide:
- United Kingdom: The EFL Cup semi-final will be broadcast in the UK on SkySports TV and the SkySports Go app. The game kicks off at 19:45 UK time
- United States: US viewers can follow the game live on ESPN+.
- Location: Emirates Stadium