Meanwhile over on Twitter: Arseblog – a man who knows far more about the Gunners than I do – reckons that Unai Emery may play a midfield diamond.
How will Arsenal line up? Only time will tell, as it’s a slightly perplexing selection by Unai Emery, who has picked three central midfielders (four if you include Dani Ceballos). My guess, which will almnost certainly be wrong, is that Granit Xhaka will play in the centre of midfield, with Joe Willock on the right and Matteo Guendouzi on the left. Up front, Dani Ceballos will play on the left of a front three, with Pierre Emerick-Aubamayang in the middle and Nicolas Pepe on the right. We’ll find out how completely wrong I am in just under 30 minutes.
Two changes on each side
Fabinho and Jordan Henderson come back into Liverpool’s midfield, with James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain making way. Nicolas Pepe and Granit Xhaka start for Arsenal, with Alexandre Lacazette and Reiss Nelson dropping to the bench,
Liverpool v Arsenal line-ups
Liverpool: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, van Dijk, Matip, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Subs: Milner, Gomez, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Shaqiri, Origi, Kelleher.
Arsenal: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Luiz, Papastathopoulos, Monreal, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Willock, Pepe, Aubameyang, Ceballos.
Subs: Mkhitaryan, Lacazette, Torreira, Chambers, Nelson, Martinez, Kolasinac.
Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)
Early team news: Nicolas Pepe, Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka are all in contention to start for Arsenal, but Unai Emery said yesterday that he would not decide on his line-up until this morning. If, as expected, Xhaka and Pepe start, Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson will probably make way.
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson remains sidelined with a calf injury, so Adrian will continue between the sticks. Dejan Lovren and Naby Keita are both injured, but would almost certainly not have started anyway.
Premier League: Liverpool v Arsenal
Arsenal travel to Anfield without a win against Liverpool to their name in the past eight meetings of the sides. In the corresponding fixture last season, Unai Emery’s side were the victims of a 5-1 shellacking, their third consecutive defeat at Anfield. If they can prevail today, it will be their first win at Liverpool’s ground in seven years. Kick-off is at 5.30pm (BST), but stay tuned in the meantime for team news and build-up.