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League Cup • Semifinal
  • 2nd Half
  • Liverpool
  • Arsenal
  • SakaTavares
    81'
  • MatipGomez
    76'
  • Alexander-ArnoldWilliams
    76'
  • FabinhoOxlade-Chamberlain
    76'
  • Gabriel
    72'
  • MilnerJones
    61'
  • Robertson
    57'
  • 1st Half
  • Liverpool
  • Arsenal
  • NketiahHolding
    28'
  • Xhaka
    24'
  • SoaresChambers
    11'
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90'

LIVERPOOL 0-0 ARSENAL (FT)

There we have it. Arsenal have stolen the draw. And the boys in blue fall to their knees and punch the air as Arteta shows a wry smile. Liverpool weren't at their best, but it sets up a straight shoot out at the Emirates. Thanks for joining us on Eurosport, see you very soon for more EFL Cup action.

90'

OFFSIDE

Minamino is off as he desperately tries to keep the ball in play.

90'

MORE URGENCY!

Liverpool banging on the door as a driven Williams shot is cleared by Ben White. Robertson tries to rally the Kop as Liverpool come again.

90'

FIVE MINUTES ADDED.

90' 

OPEN GOAL OPPORTUNITY !!!

Minamino skies an open goal opportunity at the death as Ramsdale comes charging out of his goal, and he snatched the effort, firing high into the Kop.

88' 

DANGEROUS CROSS

Neco Williams with a threatening ball into the box, but the ricochet is kind to Arsenal and Ramsdale holds it.

87' 

GREAT DEFENDING

Again Liverpool can't break through. Arsenal get the ball clear again as the Liverpool interplay isn't incisive enough.

85' 

FIVE TO GO

Ramsdale falls on the loose ball in the Arsenal box and the Gunners are closing the game out as best they can.

82' 

NOT LONG NOW

Eight minutes to go for Arsenal. They're nearly there.

81'

SAKA DOWN, ARSENAL SUBSTITUTION

Bukayo Saka is hurt. and Nuno Tavares will replace the Arsenal talisman.

80' 

NO WAY, [JORDAN]

Henderson's long range effort is well over.

  • Joe Gomez
    OffJoel MatipLiverpoolSUBSTITUTION, LIVERPOOL  Joe Gomez is on as well for Matip.
  • Joe Gomez
    OnJoe GomezLiverpool
76'

SUBSTITUTION, LIVERPOOL

Joe Gomez is on as well for Matip.

  • Neco Williams
    OffTrent Alexander-ArnoldLiverpoolSUBSTITUTION, LIVERPOOL  Nico Williams replaces Alexander-Arnold.
  • Neco Williams
    OnNeco WilliamsLiverpool
76'

SUBSTITUTION, LIVERPOOL

Nico Williams replaces Alexander-Arnold.

  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
    OffFabinhoLiverpoolSUBSTITUTION, LIVERPOOL  Chamberlain comes on for the Reds.
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
    OnAlex Oxlade-ChamberlainLiverpool
76'

SUBSTITUTION, LIVERPOOL

Chamberlain comes on for the Reds.

  • Gabriel
    Yellow cardGabrielArsenalYELLOW CARD, ARSENAL Gabriel is booked.
72'

YELLOW CARD, ARSENAL

Gabriel is booked.

72'

CLOSE FOR ARSENAL!

Saka is unfortunate after a great ball and dart from Tierney, and Alisson smothers him!

69' 

PINBALL!

Chaos in the Arsenal box as Henderson's poor lay-off leads to Jones' miscued volley, and Firmino and Jota go for the high ball, but the referee pulls it back for the earlier free kick.

67'

ROARING THEM ON

Anfield are really cheering the hosts on, as Minamino chases a Robertson through pass to the left of the box, and he slides an effort wide of the far post.

65' 

IT IS ALWAYS YOU

Jan Aage Fjortoft's views on the Xhaka red card.

62' 

ALL YOU, REDS

68% possession for Liverpool so far. They look to build on that with Henderson on the right of the box, but Gabriel slides in expertly.

60'

SWEEPER KEEPER

Alisson comes a long way to meet Saka who chases a loose ball after a foul from the youngster on Matip, who is furious at the refusal of the referee to give a free kick. In other news, Curtis Jones is on for Liverpool.

59' 

PROMISING BREAK, WELL DEALT WITH

A Liverpool break ensues with Alexander-Arnold at the heart of it, and he feeds Firmino to slide in Minamino, but White recovers well for Arsenal.

58' 

GOOD PUNCH

Alisson deals well with the whipped Saka delivery.

  • Andrew Robertson
    Yellow cardAndrew RobertsonLiverpoolINCOMING SUB Curtis Jones is stripping down preparing to come on for Liverpool, as Saka wins a free kick in the mean time, earning Andy Robertson a yellow for the pull.
57'

INCOMING SUB

Curtis Jones is stripping down preparing to come on for Liverpool, as Saka wins a free kick in the mean time, earning Andy Robertson a yellow for the pull.

54' 

NEAT INTERPLAY, NO END PRODUCT

Liverpool are keeping possession well, as they should against ten men, but there's no real cutting edge there yet. Arsenal defending resolutely in their block.

52' 

LACKLUSTRE LIVERPOOL?

The hosts are just missing that spark in the final third at the moment. Obviously Mo Salah and Mane aren't there, but Minamino and Firmino must do better in these coming minutes.

50' 

SAKA SHOT

Saka breaks free down the Arsenal left and his shot is blocked by the covering Matip.

49' 

SKY HIGH

Matip's drive from range is way over after the initial Henderson cross is cleared.

47' 

CLOSE, GREAT ENERGY

Minamino drives down the left with great pace and his overhit cross flies over the goalkeeper with Ramsdale scrambling! Goal kick.

  • 2nd Half
45'

KICK OFF

The second half is underway.

  • End of 1st Half
45'

HALF TIME - LIVERPOOL 0-0 ARSENAL

There's half time. Arsenal have been resolute, Liverpool haven't quite shown their teeth in attack yet, and we'll be back in 15.

46' 

FREE KICK, ARSENAL

Lacazette earns a free kick after being pulled back by Fabinho.

45' 

GOOD JOB ARSENAL

They've nearly held on for the first 45. Two minutes added to contend with.

42' 

CORNER, ARSENAL

Conceded by Matip with a wayward clearance. Alisson paws it away and Saka does well to beat Jota in the countering 50/50,

40' 

MORE PRESSURE

Liverpool again come close as Alexander-Arnold's teasing cross falls to Robertson at the far, and the left-back neglects the shooting chance, instead crossing and winning the throw on the far side, off the head of Gabriel.

38' 

POOR DELIVERY

... from Trent. Back with Fabinho.

37' 

LIVERPOOL PUSHING

A burst from Robertson and then Minamino down the right wins a corner for Liverpool as they keep knocking on the door.

35' 

FREE KICK, ARSENAL

Minamino is fouled by Saka in the left channel.

34' 

ARSENAL FORMATIONAL RESET

It's most definitely a back three now for Arsenal. Chambers stays at right-back, but White is shifted wide right so Holding fills in in the middle.

30' 

NOTHING DOING

Well cleared and Liverpool reset and rebuild.

29' 

CORNER, LIVERPOOL

Holding's first touch sends a dangerous Trent cross for a corner.

  • Rob Holding
    OffEddie NketiahArsenalSUBSTITUTION, ARSENAL  Another early Arsenal change. Rob Holding replaces Eddie Nketiah.
  • Rob Holding
    OnRob HoldingArsenal
28'

SUBSTITUTION, ARSENAL

Another early Arsenal change. Rob Holding replaces Eddie Nketiah.

26'

FREE KICK, LIVERPOOL

Trent Alexander-Arnold lines this one up, and hits the wall, but the ricochet comes back to him, which he drags wide.

25' 

  • Granit Xhaka
    Red cardGranit XhakaArsenalRED CARD!  Granit Xhaka is adjudged to have been the last man and denied a goalscoring opportunity as he hauls Jota down under the high ball with a high foot, but Michael Oliver does not mess about and produces the red. Arsenal down to ten.
23'

RED CARD!

Granit Xhaka is adjudged to have been the last man and denied a goalscoring opportunity as he hauls Jota down under the high ball with a high foot, but Michael Oliver does not mess about and produces the red. Arsenal down to ten.

21' 

STURDY ARSENAL

Despite Liverpool's pressures, Arsenal are doing well sitting in their defensive 4-4-2 out of possession. They're looking to press at times, but Liverpool are playing through them when they engage and they've got to be careful.

20'

JAMES MILNER DOWN

Milner is down holding his face after the aerial challenge with Saka.

19'

AMBITIOUS ATTEMPT

Lacazette wins the ball after a careless pass from Henderson, and he tries to catch Alisson out from range, but he skies the effort.

17'

OFFSIDE

Saka is adjudged offside after the Liverpool backline step up.

15'

BEAUTIFUL TECHNIQUE

A Robertson cross is headed away, but only as far as Alexander-Arnold, who strikes with the outside of his boot! Well blocked by Gabriel.

14' 

CORNER, LIVERPOOL

Won after a deflected Robertson shot, but the outswinger is nodded away by Nketiah.

13'

SO CLOSE!

Minamino's cross from the left...Firmino! The ball just dribbles wide of the far post as Ben White makes a crucial interception.

13' 

DEALT WITH

Ramsdale makes the punch and Liverpool come again.

12' 

NERVY KEEPING

Ramsdale tries to clear his lines and Henderson charges him down, winning the corner for Liverpool again.

  • Calum Chambers
    OffCédric SoaresArsenalSUBSTITUTION, ARSENAL Calum Chambers replaces Cedric.
  • Calum Chambers
    OnCalum ChambersArsenal
11'

SUBSTITUTION, ARSENAL

Calum Chambers replaces Cedric.

10'

CEDRIC INJURED

Cedric goes down again holding his hip. He might have to go off here.

8' 

FREE KICK, ARSENAL

van Dijk fouls Martinelli in the 50/50.

7'

GOOD HOLD

Henderson and Robertson break down the left and the Scot crosses into the near post, but Minamino's flicked header is well held by Ramsdale.

5' 

JUST TOO STRONG

Nketiah scares Matip chasing the long ball from Cedric with his pace, but Alisson deals with it. Lacazette finds Saka, who tries to reverse a pass into his centre forward but it's overhit. Meanwhile, Gabriel overcooks a backpass and gives away a cheap corner. Arsenal clear though.

3' 

DANGEROUS FROM LIVERPOOL

van Dijk is controlling play from defence with a good ball for Minamino that Lokonga makes a mess of, and the Dutchman gets the ball back and sprays wide for Alexander-Arnold, who wins the corner off Tierney. The delivery is dealt with at the near post and Liverpool regroup and reset from the back.

2'

CEDRIC RECEIVING TREATMENT

Cedric gets the magic gel applied to his right hip.

2' 

EARLY OBSERVATION

Minamino and Jota are on the left and right flanks respectively, as Alisson is fouled under the high ball by Nketiah.

  • 1st Half
1'

KICK OFF.

19:43 

THE PLAYERS ARE OUT

The players are out, the stage is set. You'll never walk alone.

19:40 

Five minutes to kick off.

19:36 
19:30 

15 minutes to kick off.

19:23 
19:18 
19:15

TEAM NEWS

Here are the two teams with half an hour to go till kick off, for those who missed them...

Liverpool: Alisson, A-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Milner, Minamino, Firmino, Jota.

Arsenal: Ramsdale, Cedric, White, Gabriel, Tierney, Xhaka, Lokonga, Lacazette, Martinelli, Saka, Nketiah.

19:14 

ARTHUR THE NEW MIDFIELD GENERAL?

Romano also on Arthur's potential move to the Gunners.

19:13 

IS VLAHOVIC COMING TO THE ARSENAL?

Here's Fabrizio Romano's latest on Arsenal's pursuit of Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic.

19:07 
19:07 
19:05 

ARSENAL SQUAD UPDATE, ODEGAARD TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID, KOLASINAC OUT WITH HAMSTRING STRAIN

Here is the Arsenal squad news, omitting Thomas Partey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang because of African Cup of Nations duties.

19:04 

HOW WILL ARSENAL PLAY?

That's more of a difficult question. If we can take anything from their league visit to Anfield that resulted in a 4-0 defeat, they'll sit back and try to hit their hosts on the counter as Liverpool have become habituated to leaving gaps open in their backline as their complete wing-backs bomb on and leave their central defenders exposed, with Fabinho the only covering body. As such, the Gunners will look to swamp the midfield with numbers when anticipating that Milner and Henderson will drift into the half-spaces to apply numerical overloads out wide, and it will be up to Lakonga and Xhaka to stamp their authority on the engine room. Lacazette plays as the 10 because of his ability to receive the ball to feet and hold up the play, bringing team-mates into the attacking phase whilst holding off a tight marker. The Frenchman can then roll to either side and look to spread the ball to whichever flank offers the greatest opportunity. Nketiah starts up top to stretch the Liverpool centre-backs with his pace, and he will seek to peel off the back of Matip and into the left channel, creating room in the box for the onrushing Lacazette, Saka and Martinelli drifting inside.

18:57 

HOW WILL LIVERPOOL PLAY?

Like they always do. High-octane, counter-pressing, ruthless. They may not have their main men up top to support Firmino, but Jota has displayed his finishing capabilities whilst Minamino loves playing in this competition. A workhorse midfield as per usual, with Milner and Henderson the shuttlers and Fabinho the deep-lying sitter, looking to break up attacks and start ones of his own, stepping into the move at times to add an extra body. He'll drop deeper between van Dijk and Matip to pick the ball up on the half-turn, so long as van Dijk hasn't already released Alexander-Arnold down the right flank or sprayed a diagonal towards Minamino or Firmino.

18:55 

CEDRIC AND XHAKA START, OMARI HUTCHINSON ON BENCH

Mikel Arteta makes five changes from the side that fell in the third round of the FA Cup to Nottingham Forest last time out. Aaron Ramsdale is back in net, with Gabriel partnering Ben White again after Rob Holding's poor performance at the City ground. Nuno Tavares retains his place in the matchday squad despite his dissent after his substitution on half an hour against Forest, but his replacement starts here, Kieran Tierney. Cedric retains his spot at right-back as Takehiro Tomiyasu is out injured, and Granit Xhaka comes in for Charlie Patino to add experience alongside Albert Lokonga. Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka flank Alexandre Lacazette as the makeshift 10, and Eddie Nketiah leads the line. Expect Lacazette to work hard off the ball in more of a 4-4-2 shape alongside Nketiah, should Arsenal try and press Liverpool high.

18:51 

FIRMINO, JOTA, FABINHO, TRENT AND VAN DIJK ALL START

Jurgen Klopp names his strongest back five with the usual suspects shielding Alisson; Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold flank Virgil van Dijk, who is back partnered by Joel Matip in the middle. In the engine room, James Milner joins Jordan Henderson either side of Fabinho, and the Brazilian's compatriot Roberto Firmino leads the line. Diogo Jota and Takumi Minamino are off the wings.

18:49 

Let's analyse these teams, shall we?

18:47 

NO MESSING ABOUT FROM ARTETA

Also a strong line-up for the visitors as they look to make amends for their FA Cup embarrassment at the weekend.

18:46 

KLOPP GOES STRONG

Here are the hosts...

18:46 

Team news in just a second...

18:45 

LIVERPOOL V ARSENAL, CARABAO CUP SEMI-FINAL, LIVE UPDATES

Good evening and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE text coverage of Liverpool and Arsenal's rearranged Carabao Cup semi-final first leg at Anfield. Follow here for all the updates, with kick off at 7.45pm GMT.

18:45 

LIVERPOOL V ARSENAL LIVE UPDATES - LATEST CARABAO CUP SCORE