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League Cup • 4th Round
  • 2nd Half
  • Liverpool
  • Arsenal
  • Soares
    90'
  • SakaMaitland-Niles
    86'
  • NketiahLacazette
    82'
  • Diogo JotaWijnaldum
    76'
  • Wilson
    75'
  • CeballosElneny
    68'
  • van DijkGomez
    61'
  • SalahOrigi
    61'
  • Xhaka
    51'
  • 1st Half
  • Liverpool
  • Arsenal
  • Minamino
    15'
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Liverpool - Arsenal

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Willock scores! Arsenal are through! It was a poor penalty, and Adrian got a hand to it, but the ball dribbles over the line and Arsenal advance to the quarter-finals!

 

Leno saves from Wilson!

 

Pepe will take, and Pepe scores! Adrian went the wrong way, Pepe found the bottom corner. 4-4.

 

Jones scores! 4-3 Liverpool. Arsenal must score.

 

Maitland-Niles scores. A slow, clam run-up and Adrian went the wrong way. 3-3.

 

Leno saves from Origi! The ball was in the same area as the Elneny penalty.

 

Adrian saves from Elneny! The Egyptian took an unusual run-up, did not find the corner and Adrian saves. 3-2 Liverpool, advantage Liverpool.

 

Minamino scores! Another fine penalty. 3-2 Liverpool.

 

Cedric scores! Adrian guessed right but could not get there. 2-2.

 

Wijnadlum scores! Postage stamp. Great penalty. 2-1 Liverpool.

 

Lacazette takes Arsenal's first and scores! He stuttered in the run-up and Adrian went the wrong way. 1-1.

 

Milner takes the first penalty and scores, sending Leno the wrong way. 1-0 Liverpool.

 

Liverpool will take first.

90+4' 

FT: Liverpool 0-0 Arsenal. To penalties we go. Liverpool were the dominant side, but could not beat Leno. Arsenal wanted a penalty late on, but will have to settle for each team having five.

90+3' 

Minamino penalised for a foul in the middle as Milner crossed. That may well be that.

90+2'

Cedric is booked for his protests.

90+2' 

As Willock runs into the box, Milner makes a tackle and the ball hits his arm as he falls. Arsenal want a penalty, but the referee says no.

90+1'

Three added minutes.

89' 

Milner's corner is not the best, although Arsenal waste a chance to break.

87'

On comes Maitland-Niles, replacing Saka.

86' 

N. WIlliams shoots striaght at Leno.

83' 

Pepe sizes up N. Williams but cannot get past him. He then shoots wide later in the phase of play.

  • Alexandre Lacazette
    OffEddie NketiahArsenalLacazette - a noted taker of penalties - on for Nketiah.
  • Alexandre Lacazette
    OnAlexandre LacazetteArsenal
82'

Lacazette - a noted taker of penalties - on for Nketiah.

79' 

Wijnaldum overhits a basic pass to Milner, who cannot keep it in play. Penalties really looming large now.

76' 

Willock crosses for Nketiah, but he can't hit the target with a header.

  • Georginio Wijnaldum
    OffDiogo JotaLiverpoolJota off, Wijnaldum on.
  • Georginio Wijnaldum
    OnGeorginio WijnaldumLiverpool
75'

Jota off, Wijnaldum on.

  • Harry Wilson
    Yellow cardHarry WilsonLiverpoolWilson trips Pepe as he threatens to break. Klopp will be happy with that booking.
75'

Wilson trips Pepe as he threatens to break. Klopp will be happy with that booking.

71' 

Soak up pressure, hit them with a sucker-punch goal. That may have been Arsenal's best chance.

70' 

A short corner is worked back to Pepe and Holding meets his cross - only to head straight at Adrian.

69' 

Arsenal play out from the back and this time it works. There's an overlap on the right, where Cedric has the ball, and he crosses for Saka, but a loose touch then allows N. Williams to slide in.

  • Mohamed Elneny
    OffDani CeballosArsenalElneny replaces the poor Ceballos.
  • Mohamed Elneny
    OnMohamed ElnenyArsenal
68'

Elneny replaces the poor Ceballos.

65' 

A busy half for him so far.

63' 

Leno is called into action from the resulting corner as well, clawing away a looping Grujic header.

62' 

Make that six. Jota peels off Kolasinac, is found by Jones, works the ball onto his left foot and shoots, but Leno makes a strong save.

62'

Liverpool have had five shots already this half.

  • Divock Origi
    OffMohamed SalahLiverpoolIt's actually a double change from Klopp. Origi, scorer of the final equaliser in this fixture last season, comes on for Salah.
  • Divock Origi
    OnDivock OrigiLiverpool
61'

It's actually a double change from Klopp. Origi, scorer of the final equaliser in this fixture last season, comes on for Salah.

  • Joe Gomez
    OffVirgil van DijkLiverpoolVan Dijk now departs - Gomez is on.
  • Joe Gomez
    OnJoe GomezLiverpool
61'

Van Dijk now departs - Gomez is on.

60' 

Not for the first time, Ceballos loses the ball in a hazardous area. It runs to Grujic, who hits it first time and produces a routine save from Leno.

57' 

Grujic heads wide at the back post following a deep Milner cross. The Reds have stepped things up a gear this half.

56' 

A swift Liverpool counter-attack sees Jota carry the ball into the box and win a corner.

54' 

A sign of goals to come?

53' 

Milner's corner is knocked back into the danger area by Grujic and flicked goalwards by Van Dijk, but Leno reacts quickly to save low and to his right.

  • Granit Xhaka
    Yellow cardGranit XhakaArsenalXhaka pulls back Grujic, stopping him from breaking, and is booked as a consequence.
51'

Xhaka pulls back Grujic, stopping him from breaking, and is booked as a consequence.

49' 

Pepe fashions some room to cross, but the ball he delivers is far too close to Adrian.

48' 

Grujic rises highest at a Wilson free kick, but his looping header goes over.

46' 

The second half begins. No changes for either side, so Klopp no feeling comfortable enough to remove Van Dijk.

45+2'

HT: Liverpool 0-0 Arsenal. Not much to report, beyond that excitement at the end of the half. Arsenal have been caught out by Liverpool's press a couple of times and are playing a dangerous game, but will feel they still have a decent chance with the score level.

45'

Liverpool should be ahead! A deep cross is met by Jota at the back post, Leno makes a Hollywood save and sends the ball in the direction of Minamino, but - adjusting to volley - the Japanese cannot move his feet quick enough and rattles the crossbar.

45' 

Milner clips in the free kick, Gabriel heads up and Saka then hacks away.

44' 

Ceballos loses possession from an Arsenal throw-in and hauls down Jota right on the edge of the box. Very nearly a penalty.

42' 

Saka gets on the end of a long ball from Ceballos, but is offside. Adrian saved his shot anyway.

40' 

Pepe has been particularly anonymous since getting in behind the Liverpool defence once early on.

38' 

Liverpool have a sustained spell of possession on the edge of the Arsenal box but can't find much space. Jones makes some, darting towards the byline on the left, but his cross - a rabona cross, no less - is blocked.

35' 

Jones has a go from range, which Leno saves with ease.

34' 

Arsenal give the ball away in a bad area, trying to play out from the back, but Jota and his colleagues are not quite on the save wavelength and the chance is squandered.

31' 

This, especially down N. Williams' flank, looks Arsenal's best option thus far.

29' 

Quite a nothing game so far. Arsenal looking to frustrate Liverpool.

25' 

Arsenal get in down the left again, this time through Saka, but his cross is cleared.

23' 

With a chance to send a free kick into the Liverpool box, Ceballos tries something clever but gets it wrong.

21' 

Milner uses all his experience to get to a flick-on ahead of Willock, who had a run on him.

17' 

A well-worked Arsenal set piece appears to leave Cedric in position to cross, but there was a foul somewhere in the middle.

  • Takumi Minamino
    Yellow cardTakumi MinaminoLiverpoolJota pushed Ceballos over. Not much there. Minamino is booked, however, for a cynical trip.
16'

Jota pushed Ceballos over. Not much there. Minamino is booked, however, for a cynical trip.

15' 

Ceballos down after an off-the-ball incident with Jota.

14' 

Liverpool look to have won the ball back in a dangerous position but Minamino is penalised.

12' 

Leno's weak punch from the next corner allows Liverpool to recycle possession and Jota sends in a well-hit cross, low, which Grujic cannot direct goalwards.

11' 

Gabriel does well to head a Liverpool corner behind for another.

8' 

Arsenal create the first good opening of the game, with Pepe getting in behind on the left. He cuts the ball back to Willock, who squares to an unmarked Nketiah, eight yards out, but Nketiah want too much time and tries to round Adrian, only for the goalkeeper to get a hand on the ball. It eventually falls to Cedric, who blazes over.

7' 

Liverpool play out from the back, but a poor touch from N. Williams gives Arsenal an attacking throw-in.

4' 

N. Williams gets forward for the first time and crossed from the right, but Gabriel clears.

3' 

Milner executes a nice Cruyff turn before being tripped by Willock, inside the Liverpool half.

1'

Referee Kevin Friend blows his whistle, the players take a knee, and Nketiah then gets the game underway.

19:43 

The players are out. Liverpool all in red, Arsenal in a white change strip with some maroon decoration.

19:40

The Gunners have won only two of the last 13 meetings between the clubs, but they do represent two of the last three. Arsenal beat Liverpool towards the end of last season, when they had already secured the title, and won the Community Shield to start this campaign.

19:35 

Arteta says he did not know what to expect from Liverpool in terms of team selection. There are "things that we have to adjust" compared to Monday, but the Arsenal boss believes that defeat was useful in showing the level you must be at to get a result at Anfield.

19:33 

Salah looks "really good from a physical point of view", so that's why he starts, says Klopp in his pre-match TV interview. Van Dijk will hopefully be substituted at the break, he says, and adds that it could be a challenge for some players who are in unfamiliar positions.

19:25 

These two produced a cracker in this competition last season, with penalties needed to decide a 5-5 draw.

19:20 

Tonight is a big one for Minamino. With Liverpool's front three hard to dislodge, he needs to make the most of his chances in the cups - especially matches like this one against Premier Leaguue opposition, where anything he does will not be treated with an asterisk. Add in Jota - who already has more league goals for Liverpool than Minamino - and he is in danger of becoming written off as a squad player before his Liverpool career had a chance to get going.

19:17 

A glorious goal from the early game. Brentford currently lead Fulham 3-0.

19:15 

In fact, the Gunners’ last win here was so long ago - September 2012 - that Arteta was in the line-up. So too was current Liverpool player Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

19:10

Arsenal are winless in nine trips to Anfield, conceding 34 goals in those matches.

19:05 

Apart from this game, one person on the minds of many Arsenal fans is Houssem Aouar. The Lyon midfielder has long been linked with a move to north London, and some reports suggest an agreement between the clubs is edging closer. Here’s Martin Mosnier from Eurosport France with the expert view on what he would bring to Arsenal.

19:00 

As for the visitors, they have only three players who started on Monday doing so tonight. They are Granit Xhaka, the captain, Rob Holding and goalkeeper Bernd Leno. Eddie Nketiah will lead the attack, flanked by new England call-up Bukayo Saka and Nicolas Pepe. Gabriel gets a start in defence.

ARSENAL: Leno, Cedric, Holding. Gabriel, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Willock, Ceballos, Pepe, Saka, Nketiah. Subs: Runarsson, Luiz, Tierney, Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Lacazette, Nelson.

18:55 

Liverpool make four changes from the side that beat Lincoln City 7-2 in the last round. Diogo Jota - who scored on Monday - Mo Salah, James Milner and Harry Wilson come into the side, with Virgil van Dijk also in central defence. There's another chance for Takumi Minamino and Curtis Jones to impress, and largely first-teamers on the bench.

LIVERPOOL: Adrian, Milner, Van Dijk, R. Williams, N. Williams, Jones, Grujic, Wilson, Minamino, Salah, Jota. Subs: Kelleher, Robertson, Gomez, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Elliott, Origi.

18:50 

Before that, here's some of the latest gossip from the continent. Ousmane Dembele has been linked with a move to Liverpool, but it appears their biggest rivals may get their hands on the Frenchman.

Video - United closing in on signing Dembele from Barcelona - Euro Papers

01:32
18:45 

Good evening and welcome to LIVE coverage of Liverpool versus Arsenal. These two met here at Anfield just three days ago, with the hosts emphatic 3-1 winners. Funny things can happen in the Carabao Cup though and changes are expected, so there could be a different story tonight - and perhaps a goal-filled one, given the clubs played out a 5-5 draw in this competition a season ago. Team news is on the way...