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Liverpool vs Arsenal team news as Trossard dropped for Saka and Nunez benched

Liverpool vs Arsenal team news as Trossard dropped for Saka and Nunez benched

Darwin Nunez has been named on the bench.

Leandro Trossard has been dropped by Arsenal while Liverpool have named Darwin Nunez and Thiago Alcantara on the bench for Liverpool's clash against Arsenal at Anfield this afternoon.

Arsenal travel to Anfield hoping to claim reclaim their eight-point advantage at the Premier League summit.

While the Gunners are favourites for the Premier League clash their record at Anfield is woeful, having not won on Merseyside in 11 years.

Meanwhile, Klopp's men have endured a difficult season, and are currently languishing in eighth in the table. However their home form has been as consistent as ever - the Reds have lost just once at Anfield all season.

Here is all the team news for the crucial Premier League encounter.

Liverpool vs Arsenal team news

Mikel Arteta has named just one change to the Arsenal side who beat Leeds United in their last outing but it's an important one. Bukayo Saka has returned to the side, replacing Trossard.

Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp makes five changes to the Liverpool side who drew 0-0 with Chelsea.

Virgil van Dijk has recovered from illness and returned to the Liverpool team, while only Ibrahima Konate retains his place in the back four with the regular starters returning.

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Mohamed Salah also returns up front alongside Cody Gakpo. However, Nunez has dropped down to the bench while Thiago has also been named among the substitutes.

Below are the the teams full:

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Jones, Jota, Salah, Gakpo.

Subs: Kelleher, Gomez, Thiago, Milner, Firmino, Elliott, Tsimikas, Nunez, Matip.

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, White, Holding, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Odegaard, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Jesus, Martinelli.

Subs: Turner, Tierney, Smith Rowe, Kiwior, Trossard, Jorginho, Vieira, Nelson, Walters.

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Topics: Football, Arsenal, Liverpool, Premier League, Jurgen Klopp, Mikel Arteta, Darwin Nunez