Arsenal 0-3 Liverpool: As It Happened

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21:54a year ago

Full time

Huge three points for the Reds in a comfortable 3-0 victory
21:50a year ago

92'

Mane should score after another fine delivery from Alexander-Arnold. Two minutes left
21:42a year ago

Final change

Rhys Williams replaces Ozan Kabak
21:40a year ago

GOAL

Jota arrives on the scene to make it 3-0 to Liverpool after some woeful defending from Arsenal
21:36a year ago

Changes

Aubameyang off for Arsenal and Gini Wijnaldum on to replace Firmino for Liverpool
21:32a year ago

74'

So close for Salah, who is denied  by Leno after a sublime through ball from Firmino
21:26a year ago

GOAL

Salah somehow makes it two nil from a ridiculous angle
21:26a year ago

Liverpool lead

Pretty much Jota's first touch as his powerful header fires Liverpool into the lead. All about the cross from Alexander-Arnold though
21:22a year ago

GOAL

Jota scores from a wonderful Alexander-Arnold cross
21:18a year ago

Andy Robertson off

Left back Andy Robertson replace by Jota
21:16a year ago

Diogo Jota ready for Liverpool

Diogo Jota is stripped and ready for Liverpool on the hour mark
21:15a year ago

Another Arsenal change

Mohamed Elneny is preparing to come on for Arsenal
21:10a year ago

52'

Almost opens up for Salah after excellent build-up play by Liverpool
21:05a year ago

No changes

No subs from either side at half time
21:04a year ago

Second half

Back underway in North London
20:48a year ago

Half time

0-0 at the break despite Liverpool creating decent chances
20:46a year ago

Change incoming

Kieran Tierney will be replaced after picking up a knock. Cedric will take his place
20:40a year ago

40'

Still goalless as we approach five minutes before half time
20:35a year ago

36'

Another huge chance goes begging as Milner misses the target with the goal at his mercy after superb work from Alexander-Arnold
20:30a year ago

31'

Silky footwork from Firmino see the chance open up but the shot drifts wide
20:29a year ago

29'

Huge chance wasted for Liverpool as Mane's square ball is just about cleared before it can reach Salah
20:26a year ago

27'

Header from Mane is straight at Leno without enough power to cause a problem
20:25a year ago

25'

Scrappy in the last few minutes as free kicks make the game stop start
20:19a year ago

20'

Liverpool with more of the possession but Arsenal making life difficult sitting deep
20:14a year ago

14'

Another shot from distance, this time from Fabinho. Once again it's dragged wide of Bernd Leno's right hand post
20:11a year ago

11'

Long range volley from James Milner dragged wide of target. First effort on goal from either side
20:09a year ago

9'

Quiet few minutes as Liverpool look to press high
20:04a year ago

5'

Enterprising run from Sadio Mane almost fashions an opening but the final pass is misplaced
20:00a year ago

Kick off

We are underway and it's Liverpool who kick off through Thiago
19:56a year ago

Players are out

The two teams are walking out ahead of kick off in what is set to be a hugely important night in the race for the top-four
19:51a year ago

10 minutes until kick off

We are just 10 minutes away from kick off at the Emirates Stadium
19:47a year ago

On two changes

“Diogo (Jota) returned from injury for us and played two intense games with Portugal, he felt a few things here and there. Same with Gini (Wijnaldum)
19:46a year ago

Jurgen Klopp

On Chelsea losing. “It's always the same, things only change if we win football games. We still have to win here. Nothing has changed since yesterday.''
19:36a year ago

Preview

Liverpool will be looking to move just two points adrift of 4th place Chelsea with a victory here and will be likely be buoyed by Mikel Arteta's team selection. 

Whilst there is plenty of attacking threat in the home lineup, their defensive frailties have come to the fore often and could be exploited once again here.

19:24a year ago

No Saka or Smith Rowe

In a huge double blow to the hosts' chances both Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe are missing from their lineup
19:24a year ago

Firmino starts

Roberto Firmino back in from the start for the Reds on what is an all-important night
19:01a year ago

Confirmed Liverpool XI

https://twitter.com/LFC/status/1378406962132570113
19:00a year ago

Arsenal confirmed team

https://twitter.com/Arsenal/status/1378406941052043266
17:07a year ago

That's all for now

I will be back an hour before kick off with confirmed team news and more pre-match build up, previews and manager quotes. 
17:02a year ago

Predicted Liverpool XI

Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Kabak, Robertson, Fabinho, Thiago, Keita, Salah, Jota, Mane.
16:57a year ago

Predicted Arsenal XI

Leno, Chambers, Gabriel, Mari, Tierney, Partey, Xhaka, Odegaard, Pepe, Lacazatte, Aubameyang. 
16:52a year ago

Away team news

Liverpool will remain without their long-term absentees - including Jordan Henderson. 

Roberto Firmino meanwhile will be available for selection having missed the Reds' last three matches with a knee problem. 

16:47a year ago

Home team news

Attacking youngsters Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe are both doubts for this clash. 

Experienced centre-back David Luiz was ruled out entirely yesterday. 

16:42a year ago

Preview

Given what's at stake a point is of little use to both sides and because of that we can expect a free-flowing attacking contest. 

Liverpool will be looking to hit form ahead of a UEFA Champions League tie with Real Madrid, whilst Arsenal face Slavia Prague next Thursday in the Europa League.

16:37a year ago

Form

Jurgen Klopp's side enjoyed an upturn in form prior to the international break, signing off with a 1-0 victory over Wolves. 

Arsenal meanwhile had looked in complete disarray against West Ham before earning a point having been 3-0 down. 

16:32a year ago

Top-four hopes

Remarkably, give the struggles both sides have endured at differing stages this season, both managers come into this clash with faint hopes of leading their sides to a top-four finish. 

Those hopes received a timely boost earlier today when Chelsea were beaten 5-2 in a shock result against West Brom.

16:27a year ago

How to watch

If you want to watch the game on TV, the clash can be found on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. If you want to follow live updates of the game, VAVEL UK is your best option! 
16:22a year ago

Kick-off time

Kick-off is scheduled for 20:00 BST at the Emirates Stadium, London.
16:22a year ago

Welcome!

Welcome to VAVEL UK’s LIVE coverage of the 2021 Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool.

My name is Dan Clubbe and I’ll be your host for this game.

We will provide you with pre-match build-up, team news and live updates throughout the match here on VAVEL.com.

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