Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the Premier League showdown between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield. It's fifth versus fourth as both sides look to bolster their Champioons League qualification hopes with a much-needed victory. It's not quite win or bust, but whoever fails to pick up the three points will come under further scrutiny after indifferent form at an important stage of the season. The victor will move up to third. Kick off 17.30 GMT.

Premier League / Matchday 27
Anfield / 04.03.2017
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Paul Hassall
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Paul Hassall
Updated 04/03/2017 at 19:22 GMT
End of 2nd Half
90+4'
FT: Liverpool 3 Arsenal 1. The Reds move up to third and Arsenal drop to fifth. Wijnaldum finishes it off late on after Welbeck had given Arsenal hope. Wenger will face criticism for benching Sanchez as the Chilean came on and made a big difference in the second half. But the damage was done in the first period when Firmino and Mane struck.
90+3'
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Trent Alexander on for Mane.
90+3'
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Lucas on for Lallana.
Adam Lallana
Off
Adam Lallana
Liverpool
Liverpool
Fouls against2
Offsides1
 Lucas Leiva
On
Lucas Leiva
Liverpool
Liverpool
90+2'
That's Wijnaldum's fourth of the season and it sends Liverpool third!
90+1'
Georginio Wijnaldum
Goal
Georginio Wijnaldum
Liverpool
Liverpool
Goals1
On target2
Blocked Shots1
Free Kicks1
GOAL! It's three and it's game over. Sanchez sees a shot inside the box blocked and Liverpool break. Lallana twists and turns and feeds Origi, who lays it into Wijnaldum to fire in from eight yards.
90'
Three minutes added.
89'
Have Arsenal got one big chance left in them? time is ticking away.
88'
Wenger far more animated than he was in the first period. Just like his side he's come to life, but is it too late?
87'
As it stands, Liverpool go up to third while Arsenal drop to fifth.
86'
Liverpool's defence is creaking as Arsenal attack down the flanks.
84'
Lallana does enough to put Perez off as the forward tried to get on the end of a right wing cross.
83'
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POST! So close to a Liverpool third as Origi thumps the foot of the far post with a header from the free kick on the left.

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82'
Liverpool's support trying to get behind their side and get them over the line. Still plenty of time for late drama though.
81'
Arsenal building up a bit of momentum here.
80'
LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Origi on, Coutinho off.
Philippe Coutinho
Off
Philippe Coutinho
Liverpool
Liverpool
On target2
Blocked Shots1
Fouls2
Fouls against1
Divock Origi
On
Divock Origi
Liverpool
Liverpool
79'
Xhaka is now booked for too his protests. The gunners want Can to see red for a second caution. The German is off the pitch receiving treatment but will return shortly.
Granit Xhaka
Yellow card
Granit Xhaka
Arsenal
Arsenal
Yellow Cards1
Fouls1
Wide1
Free Kicks3
78'
Arsenal's players are surrounding the referee. Walcott is upended by Can and Matip. Can has been booked and is down injured....
77'
Matip can't quite connect enough to nod home Coutinho's free kick from the right. Cech grateful to drop on it inside his six yard box.
76'
ARSENAL CHANGE: Perez on for Giroud.
Olivier Giroud
Off
Olivier Giroud
Arsenal
Arsenal
On target1
Fouls2
Fouls against1
Offsides2
Lucas Pérez
On
Lucas Pérez
Arsenal
Arsenal