Sunday, 21 December, 2014
Referee: Michael Oliver
Assistants: S Long, L Betts
Fourth Official: C Pawson
Liverpool: Jones, Toure, Skrtel, Sakho, Lucas, Henderson, Markovic, Coutinho, Gerrard, Lallana, Sterling
Subs: Mignolet, Enrique, Lambert, Moreno, Manquillo, Can, Borini
Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Chambers, Gibbs, Flamini, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Alexis, Giroud, Welbeck
Subs: Martinez, Monreal, Coquelin, Maitland-Niles, Campbell, Walcott, Podolski
Liverpool won this fixture 5-1 last season thanks to two goals each from Martin Skrtel and Raheem Sterling and one from Daniel Sturridge. Four of those goals came in the first 20 minutes.
That was only Liverpool’s second win over Arsenal in their last 14 Premier League meetings.
Arsenal won the other two matches they played against Liverpool last season – 2-0 in the league and 2-1 in the FA Cup fifth round, both at the Emirates.
Liverpool v Arsenal has seen more hat-tricks (five) than any other fixture in Premier League history.
There have been four 90th minute or later goals in the last six league meetings between the sides at Anfield.
After drawing five of their first eight league games, Arsenal have drawn none of their subsequent eight (W5 L3).
They have only lost one of their last six matches in all competitions.
The Gunners have only failed to score in one league game this season.
Alexis Sanchez has scored (seven) or assisted (four) 11 of Arsenal’s last 17 league goals (65%).