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How Liverpool could line up against Arsenal

Sports Mole looks at how unbeaten league leaders Liverpool could line up for the visit of Arsenal in their final match of a memorable 2018.

Liverpool will bring a memorable 2018 to a close when they host Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday knowing that victory will guarantee at least a six-point lead at the turn of the year.

Jurgen Klopp's side have remained unbeaten for the entire first half of the campaign including victories in each of their last eight outings to take a stranglehold on the Premier League title race.

Back-to-back defeats for Manchester City mean that the champions are seven points behind Liverpool, while Tottenham Hotspur are six adrift as the Reds begin to dream of a first title since 1990.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how Liverpool could line up for their final match of the year.



Possible LIV XI vs. ARS

Out: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee), Joel Matip (shoulder), Joe Gomez (leg)
Doubt: James Milner (hamstring), Alberto Moreno (back)

Klopp opted against shuffling his pack for the Boxing Day win over Newcastle United, and changes could be limited again this time around with Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah all expected to start once more.

Xherdan Shaqiri's place in the top four looks to be the most vulnerable should Klopp choose to switch things around, although the Swiss attacker scored again on Wednesday and will hope to have done enough to earn another start.

Liverpool are spoilt for choice in midfield to the extent that Fabinho and Naby Keita could both come into the starting lineup for this one, although Jordan Henderson and Georginio Wijnaldum are also in contention to retain their places in the team too.

James Milner's hamstring injury is not thought to be anything serious, but he remains a doubt and could be more likely to feature at right-back than in midfield if Klopp feels that Trent Alexander-Arnold needs a rest after playing 90 minutes on his return from injury on Boxing Day.

Joel Matip and Joe Gomez are still sidelined, though, which means that the opportunity for any further changes in defence is limited.

> Click here to see how Arsenal could line up for this fixture

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Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring against Newcastle United on December 26, 2018
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool23193154134160
2Manchester CityMan City23182362174556
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs23170648232551
4Chelsea23145440192147
5Arsenal23135548321644
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd23135546331344
7Watford239683232033
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves239592731-432
9Leicester CityLeicester2394102929031
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2394103034-431
11Everton238693433130
12Bournemouth2393113342-930
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2375112532-726
14Crystal Palace2364132332-922
15Southampton2357112540-1522
16Burnley2364132343-2022
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2356121931-1221
18Cardiff CityCardiff2354141944-2519
19Fulham2335152151-3014
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2325161340-2711

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