Liverpool vs Arsenal LIVE: Live, score, TV channel as Xhaka CALLS OFF in EFL Carabao Cup semi-final

ARSENAL is facing Liverpool TONIGHT in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final.

Although the Gunners had a mountain to climb, after Granit Xhaka was sent off in the 22nd minute for a reckless dash as Diogo Jota’s last man.

The return leg at the Emirates will take place next Thursday, with Chelsea awaiting the winner of the final at Wembley on 27 February following a win over Tottenham.

  • Begin: 7.45pm
  • TV/live stream: Sports sky Main Event, Football
  • Liverpool XI: Allison; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Milner; Minamino, Firmino, Jota
  • Arsenal XI: Ramsdale; Cedric, White, Gabriel, Tierney; Sambi, Xhaka; Saka, Lacazette, Martinelli; Nketiah


Follow ALL the latest updates below…

  • Liverpool 0 Arsenal 0

    79 Saka needs medical attention and it looks like he may need a replacement.

    The British runner-up took one with some water and tried to keep going.

    Another wave of Liverpool’s attack collapsed before Ramsdale’s arms.

    And Henderson managed to get past the bar.

  • Liverpool 0 Arsenal 0

    75 Liverpool make three changes at once.

    Oxlade-Chamberlain, Nico Williams and Joe Gomez replace Fabinho, Alexander-Arnold and Matip.

    Can new legs solve this bond?

  • Liverpool 0 Arsenal 0

    74 Arsenal defender Gabriel put the ball in the net after a foul.

    Alexander-Arnold is about to be deposed.

    Martinelli broke through for the Gunners but he was unable to complete the killer pass.

  • Liverpool 0 Arsenal 0

    72 Another Liverpool attack didn’t work.

    James Milner was seen on the bench cold-faced after suffering a blow.

    Minamino warms up in a Liverpool save.

    Saka had a chance at close range but couldn’t convert when Alisson fired.

  • Liverpool 0 Arsenal 0

    68 Matip, Jota and Henderson swapped short passes until Arsenal snatched them.

    But the 10 visiting men could not produce anything.

    Lacazette was furious with his side’s efforts and then Liverpool came close to Minamino’s shot straight on goal.

  • Liverpool 0 Arsenal 0

    65 Looks like a training session out there for Liverpool.

    Arsenal are absorbing too much pressure.

    Liverpool are looking for their 82nd goal of the season.

    But Arsenal are digging deep and fighting.

  • Liverpool 0 Arsenal 0

    62 The Gunners are being held by 10 people and defended quite well.

    The rough collision between Matip and Saka caused the Liverpool defender to be injured.

    Milner was substituted for Curtis Jones.

  • Liverpool 0 Arsenal 0

    56 The beginning of the second half was slow.

    The home team red shirt is probing and probing but Arsenal has kept the force. Alexander-Arnold tries to find Firmino.

    Robertson gets booked for snatching Saka’s shirt and Alisson punches out of the free kick.

  • Liverpool 0 Arsenal 0

    47 Rapid Ramsdale ran out to claim another loose Liverpool pass.

    Arsenal created an escape route down the right flank but Liverpool defended resiliently.

    The whistle to end the first half sounded.

  • Liverpool 0 Arsenal 0

    45 The first half is about to end with a goalless match.

    Both sides had half a chance.

    But Xhaka’s red killed Arsenal’s game.

  • Liverpool 0 Arsenal 0

    42 Jurgen Klopp is not pleased with a wasted opportunity by Firmino.

    And then, Matip awarded Arsenal a corner with a cross.

    Alisson punches the ball away and then Saka gets a free kick.

    But it bounced out of the game after being hit too hard.

  • Liverpool 0 Arsenal 0

    40 The organization was entitled to a corner that Alexander-Arnold took but it was poor.

    Ramsdale ran out of his line and claimed a Liverpool pass.

    Arsenal are falling and the pressure is deep and inviting.

  • Liverpool 0 Arsenal 0

    38 Liverpool won and wasted a free kick on the left.

    The home team calmly built another attack.

    Henderson passed to Matip and then Firmino.

    Patient enrichment game.

  • Liverpool 0 Arsenal 0

    34 Liverpool have beaten and Arsenal are no longer pressing high and strong.

    Tierney tightened a gap between the crowd.

    Alexander-Arnold crosses the ball for an Arsenal goal.

  • Liverpool 0 Arsenal 0

    Jurgen Klopp’s men will have more possession of the ball now than No 10.

    Arsenal will close the store and try to make up something.

    Will Arsenal play close to 70 minutes with one man less?

  • Liverpool 0 Arsenal 0

    29 Rob Holding arrives and Eddie Nketiah is hooked.

    The Arsenal striker won’t be happy about that.

    Lacazette will now play offensively on her own.

    Holding’s first touch was a terrible clearance going wide for a corner.

  • Liverpool 0 Arsenal 0

    27 “Cheerio, cheerio” rang out around Anfield as Xhaka left.

    Defender Rob Holding will now come on the field to try to help his team move forward.

    Alexander-Arnold takes a free-kick into the wall and then bounces off the field to kick the ball up.

  • Liverpool 0 Arsenal 0

    23 Red card for Xhaka of course.

    Matip strengthens the Liverpool defense.

    Milner lost the ball and Arsenal attacked with Nketiah.

    Then Liverpool raced and Xhaka took on Jota with a high boot and left.

  • Liverpool 0 Arsenal 0

    22 James Milner was injured by a stray arm during an aeriel challenge.

    Robertson made a throw-in and Liverpool attacked again from behind.

    Lacazette counterattacks but Matip kills it.

  • Liverpool 0 Arsenal 0

    18 Arsenal have overcome the initial pressure and tested the Liverpool defense now.

    The home team is still the team that holds the ball most of the time.

    Alisson had the ball at his feet and played with Fabinho but Liverpool missed the ball and Lacazette hit a dangerously long shot.

  • Liverpool 0 Arsenal 0

    14 Liverpool are under more pressure.

    Firmino comes close.

    Chambers was conceded by Robertson and made a shot wide of the Liverpool goal.

    Nketiah takes the corner kick with the drop point.

  • Liverpool 0 Arsenal 0

    Chambers’ 12 punches into the Gunners defence.

    Ramsdale tries to block but the ball touches Henderson’s hand.

    Luckily for Arsenal their keeper recovered in time and was awarded a corner which he then punched out.

  • Liverpool 0 Arsenal 0

    No. 10, Henderson almost passed a pass to Minamino but it failed.

    Cedric was back on the floor and motioned to lie down underground.

    Mikel Arteta had to make a change when Calum Chambers was ready.

  • Liverpool 0 Arsenal 0

    9 Liverpool enjoyed their first chance as Robertson stretched and Firmino almost nodded home.

    Ramsdale grabbed the ball to relieve the tension.

    Arsenal were chasing the Liverpool defence, and Martinelli lunged at van Dijk.

  • Liverpool 0 Arsenal 0

    Arsenal’s 3 physiological departments were busy when Cedric was hit hard in the hip.

    Liverpool were in possession of the ball with a throw-in back to Van Dijk and he shot wide from the left.

    Alexander-Arnold crossed to the right to let Arsenal take a corner. Liverpool vs Arsenal LIVE: Live, score, TV channel as Xhaka CALLS OFF in EFL Carabao Cup semi-final


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