Liverpool vs Arsenal: Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

By on March 2, 2012

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Liverpool welcome Arsenal to Anfield on Saturday for a game which could have a huge impact on who finishes fourth this season.

The Gunners currently occupy the all-important fourth place on goal’s scored from Chelsea, with Liverpool back in seventh seven points behind the London pair, although they do have a game in hand.

Defeat would leave Kenny Dalglish’s men ten points adrift and with it all to do to secure Champions League football next season, but a win would put them right back in the mix.

Liverpool will be in buoyant mood following their Carling Cup win last weekend while Arsenal will also be buzzing after spanking their rivals Tottenham 5-2 in the North London Derby.

Team News

Steven Gerrard is a major injury doubt after being forced off in the first half of England’s 3-2 defeat to Holland on Wednesday with a groin strain.

Daniel Agger will definitely miss the game after being ruled out for at least two weeks with a broken rib, Jamie Carragher is in-line to replace him.

Glen Johnson should be fit after pulling out of the England squad as a precaution.

Arsene Wenger has flagged Robin van Persie as a doubt after the striker played 45 minutes against England despite carrying a minor groin injury. Wenger has also claimed Thomas Vermaelen is a doubt after he completed 90 minutes for Belgium against Greece despite the Gunners insisting he wasn’t fully fit.

Aaron Ramsey has been ruled out with an ankle injury while Thomas Rosicky is also a slight doubt, but Abou Diaby is available again after missing the whole season through injury.

Likely line-ups

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Predicted Score

Both squads should be full of confidence heading into this game after their wins last weekend. However, the outcome of this match could be heavily influenced by the injury doubts. Any team would miss the talents of players like Gerrard and van Persie, so Dalglish and Wenger will do all they can to get their player on the pitch tomorrow.

I expect both to start and the game to end an entertaining draw. Liverpool 1-1 Arsenal

What are your thoughts on the game? Leave your opinions in the comments section below…

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37 Comments

  1. Chinmay

    March 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Last season at emirates they drew cos the ref played more than 4 minutes after injury time was over. They can only cheat. No wonder they’ll never walk alone, cos they’re in the fear of getting beat by a gunners fan. 3-0 to the gunners.

  2. kawu directer

    March 2, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    arsene wenger we need atterking midfield,like harzard and podoski.

  3. Moysifen Kebede

    March 2, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    I no doubt that Arsenal could win Liverpool by 4-2 and Van, score at least 2 goals in this game. In any means Arsenal will won this game.
    Good Luck for Arsenal.
    Moysifen From Ethiopia

  4. tboy

    March 2, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I believe in my club,if does dat r doubt play d match d prediction is 2-1 which means arsenai win d match

  5. Ayeni Babatunde Desmond

    March 2, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Liverpool will never walk alone against Arsenal

    • Hruaitea

      March 2, 2012 at 2:54 pm

      Livepool will never walk alone against Arsenal,but lose against Arsenal.

  6. jonathan

    March 2, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    what hope do arsenal have when there supporters cant even spell

    • mcgooner

      March 2, 2012 at 1:58 pm

      last time i checked the fans grammar does not effect how the players play football.

    • Andrei

      March 2, 2012 at 2:37 pm

      “Their” 🙂

    • mike

      March 2, 2012 at 4:49 pm

      Mug.

  7. Emeka Ezenwagu G

    March 2, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    The match wil be standard because liverpool are inform and even arsenal are also.so the bal wil be 50-50.i predict ars3-1liv

  8. Paul amadi

    March 2, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Am certainlt sure lfc wud win 3-1 against arsenal

  9. Paul amadi

    March 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Am certainly sure lfc wud win 3-1 against arsenal

  10. mark c

    March 2, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Are there any arsenal supports over ten who can read and wright?

    • jordan

      March 2, 2012 at 1:39 pm

      read and *write. Oh the irony

    • ken lo

      March 2, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      Mark, if only we could all be as clever as you think you are!!
      Oops… just noticed you have made a error that my five year old son spotted!!
      Are there any Arsenal supporters…so you missed the capital A and it should be supporters not supports…stones and glass houses come to mind mark!!!

  11. Ademoh Momohbello

    March 2, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Going by our recent history where we lost next game after winning the previous i’ll give it to Liverpool just hope things don’t go that way.2-1 in favour of gooners.

  12. Nyaga,kenya

    March 2, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    This is a that arsenal wins comfatably
    a score of 3-1 to arsenal is rearistic. Arsemal Go!Go!

  13. Nyaga,kenya

    March 2, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    This is a game that arsenal wins comfatably.
    a score of 3-1 to arsenal is rearistic. Arsenal Go!Go!.

  14. saintann

    March 2, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    sorry to my liverpool fans but 2mrow game is out of your win,and please yossi is not starting it will walcot,Rvp,gervinho up front,the midfild wil be song,arteta,rosicky,the score line will be liverpool1 Arsenal3

  15. Sajoalech

    March 2, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I hope all the noises both fans are making turns positives, coz football is a game of unpredictable if only it would be given a fair play without partiality. just keep quite!!!.

  16. Jack

    March 2, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    What the f….k liverpool fans doing in arsenal blog?4-0 to arsenal

    • karis

      March 2, 2012 at 3:09 pm

      cause they cant walk alone

  17. herbertgooner

    March 2, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    no doubt ars 4-liv 0 a hat trick to rvp another come frm either ox theo or arteta b blesd gooners

  18. david

    March 2, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    arsenal 4-liverpool-2 that means arsenal
    will carry the day,up guner.

  19. karis

    March 2, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    liv1 arse0 at half time. liv2 arse3 at full time. it gets nasty whenever we score first cause the other team does all the attacking thereafter which causes problems to our defence. we also need to improve on our counter attacks

  20. fanuel

    March 2, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    lets go arsenal and plz we should not let van go l love van very much.am true fan of arsenal but is you loose van l will follow him.even our pm do support arsenal.bye fanuel from KENYA.

  21. Moses Echesa

    March 2, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I know Liverpool’s carling victor last weekend wil confuse them and give way to eager Arsenal. Liverpool 1 vs Arsenal 3.

  22. Hillary

    March 2, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    u”ll never walk alone.i”m sory 4 arsnal fans liv:4-1

  23. Hillary

    March 2, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    liverpool will win 4-1

  24. obadara okikiola

    March 2, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    No matter how cleverly Arsenal play 2moro,they will lose.It is Liv2,Ars1

  25. miko

    March 2, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    The game is 50-50 but my prayer is must win to arsenal at any goal margin .

  26. Daaniyal

    March 2, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    A 3-3 draw

  27. hassan nihaadh

    March 3, 2012 at 10:22 am

    liver pool 3 arsenal 0 liver pool win vvvv,easly to arsenal and can’t stop scoring to luis suarez

  28. sunnyralph

    March 3, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Sure we’ll never walk alone. Liv 2-0 Ars.

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