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Liverpool vs Arsenal

Published:Friday | December 19, 2014 | 12:16 AM

LIVERPOOL (3-5-2-1)

JONES, JOHNSON,

SKRTEL, LOVREN, HENDERSON, ALLEN, GERRARD, MORENO, LALLANA, COUTINHO, STERLING

ARSENAL (4-2-3-1)

GIROUD, PODOLSKI, WELBECK, SANCHEZ, CAZORLA, FLAMINI, GIBBS, MERTESACKER, CHAMBERS, DEBUCHY, SZCZESNY

Liverpool face Arsenal after claiming a place in the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup. The Reds may be in the bottom half of the Barclays Premier League, in 11th, but their 3-1 defeat of Championship leaders AFC Bournemouth on Wednesday gives Brendan Rodgers' team a two-legged semi-final against current league leaders Chelsea.

The win came at a good time; Liverpool lost 3-0 to Manchester United last weekend, at that followed the 1-1 Champions League with FC Basel and 0-0 stalemate in the league with Sunderland.

Liverpool's record at Anfield this season is poor. In eight home league games, they have won only three while drawing three and losing two. Worryingly, they have scored just seven home goals; only Aston Villa, with six, have netted fewer goals on home territory.

Arsenal arrive in sixth place in the Premier League and having scored eight goals in their last two games. They beat Galatasaray 4-1 in the Champions League followed by the 4-1 home league win over Newcastle.