Liverpool face off against Arsenal in a Carabao Cup round of 16 encounter at Anfield on Wednesday night.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds side will be looking to win yet another game as they strive to win the competition they last claimed back in 2012.

Liverpool will be the favourites to win the game.

They will be facing off against a Gunners side whose defence is weak. In addition to this, Unai Emery’s captain Granit Xhaka recently caused controversy following a dispute with his manager.

In good news for Liverpool, Klopp has stated that key defender Virgil van Dijk and attacker Mohamed Salah will be in contention to play on Wednesday, according to a report which was published by Football London.

The duo were seen with ice-packs during the Anfield giants’ victory against Tottenham last weekend and this led to speculation that they could miss the game against the Gunners.

It will however not be wise for the Reds to start with the dynamic duo.

Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren will likely start out in the Liverpool defence while Adrian will likely start in goal.

Nathaniel Clyne and Xherdan Shaqiri are still on the Liverpool treatment table and will be unlikely to play, according to a report which was published by Squawka.

Liverpool are likely to use the game in order to test some fringe players.

One player who will be likely to start the game is Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Georginio Wijnaldum was largely ineffective against Spurs last weekend and this could be a good opportunity for the Englishman to stake a claim for regular first-team football.


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