Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal LIVE! Minamino goal - Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

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Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal LIVE! Minamino goal - Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Liverpool vs Arsenal - LIVE!

In-form Arsenal take on the toughest test they’ve had in months with what looks a daunting visit to Liverpool on Saturday evening.

A win at Anfield for the first time since 2012 would speak to a team to have made huge strides under Mikel Arteta this season and further underline Arsenal’s credentials as a genuine challenger for Champions League qualification.

In fact, even a convincing performance would be a promising indication that this reasonably young team can truly battle with elite sides away from home, albeit would point to some of the work Arteta must continue to do in order to get Arsenal taken seriously.

Indeed, while Liverpool lost to West Ham just before the international break, that was the first time they’ve tasted defeat all season and have largely been formidable at home under Jurgen Klopp’s stewardship.

Follow all the action LIVE with Simon Collings in attendance.

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Liverpool vs Arsenal latest news

  • GOAL! Minamino off the bench and scores

  • GOAL! Salah gets in on action

  • GOAL! Jota shows great composure

  • GOAL! Mane gets the opener

  • DISALLOWED! Lacazette goal ruled out

FULL TIME

19:20 , Matt Verri

FT: Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal

A breathless second-half display from Jurgen Klopp’s men proves too much for the Gunners to deal with, and it’s another painful defeat at Anfield for them.

Mane, Jota, Salah and Minamino with the goals, and it’s been a pretty much perfect evening’s work for Liverpool.

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19:18 , Matt Verri

90 mins: Three minutes added on.

Mo Salah looks like he still fancies trying get himself another goal...

19:16 , Matt Verri

88 mins: Arsenal still trying to press up on occasion, but Liverpool happy to play it around them.

Saka fouls Tsimikas, and the Gunners are now just waiting for the full-time whistle.

19:11 , Matt Verri

84 mins: Partey off for Arsenal, Elneny on. Thiago brought off by Klopp, and Tyler Morton is on for his Premier League debut.

19:10 , Matt Verri

82 mins: It’s been a familiar tale at Anfield for Arsenal in this second-half, blown away by Liverpool’s front line.

That tight first 30 minutes seems a long time ago now.

Simon Collings at Anfield

19:06 , Matt Verri

If the Arsenal bench had a white towel they’d lob it on the pitch now and call this off. 13 minutes to go though...

GOAL! Liverpool 4-0 Arsenal | Takumi Minamino 77’

19:05 , Matt Verri

Takumi Minamino is on for Jota... and he has a goal straight away!

Arsenal so open. Salah slides in Alexander-Arnold, he plays the cross into the six-yard box, and Minamino can tap it in.

Liverpool running riot.

Simon Collings at Anfield

19:04 , Matt Verri

Who else? That was a great goal there as Liverpool’s front-three combined superbly well. Arsenal ripped apart.

GOAL! Liverpool 3-0 Arsenal | Mo Salah 73'

19:01 , Matt Verri

If it wasn’t done before, it is now.

Jota wins the header as White goes out to challenge him, and that leaves the space for Mane to run on to the flick.

He takes a heavy touch, but can still fire it across goal for Salah to bundle into an empty net.

19:00 , Matt Verri

73 mins: Tavares with a very heavy backpass, and Ramsdale has to scamper back to keep the ball in which he does.

Ball is played down the line to Saka, but he’s well offside.

18:58 , Matt Verri

71 mins: Salah goes flying to the floor under a challenge from Gabriel, but he won’t be getting a penalty for that.

Smith Rowe shows great footwork to beat Fabinho and draw the foul, and the Brazilian is shown a yellow card.

Simon Collings at Anfield

18:56 , Matt Verri

Ramsdale has, once again, been truly brilliant today. If it wasn’t for him this could be four or five nil.

18:56 , Matt Verri

68 mins: Ramsdale doing everything he can to keep Arsenal in it.

Salah in all sorts of space on the right wing, and he pokes it into the path of Jota. He should probably score, but Ramsdale is there on the stretch to save.

18:54 , Matt Verri

67 mins: Lacazette off for the Gunners, Odegaard on in his place.

Arsenal getting a bit more of the ball now the game has slowed down a bit. That burst of intensity at the start of the half from Liverpool was too much for Arsenal to live with.

18:53 , Matt Verri

65 mins: Aubameyang through after a great ball from Lacazette.

He’s between the two centre backs, and gets the shot off even as he’s forced out wide. Alisson saves well with his feet.

18:51 , Matt Verri

64 mins: Thiago starting to run the game now, enjoying plenty of the ball.

He clips a ball in towards Salah, but there’s too much on it and Ramsdale can gather.

18:49 , Matt Verri

62 mins: Ramsdale and Jota both needed treatment, but they will be ok to continue.

Hasn’t got the clean sheet to show for it today, but Ramsdale has been superb again. Kept this scoreline down.

18:45 , Matt Verri

58 mins: Mane shot is saved by Ramsdale, and he’s up again to stop Salah from firing into the empty net.

Offside flag up, wouldn’t have counted anyway.

Liverpool are at it again, Salah playing in Jota... Ramsdale out to smother. He gets hurt doing so too.

18:44 , Matt Verri

56 mins: Arsenal caught on the ball again, and Thiago is in. His effort is blocked.

White cuts out a ball through to Mane. Arsenal really under pressure now, and they’re not dealing with it well.

Simon Collings at Anfield

18:42 , Matt Verri

Lokonga had a nightmare start to this half, giving the ball away a few times and he’s been hooked already. It feels harsh, but it had to be done.

Yet another poor goal conceded by Arsenal, who haven’t got going at all in this second half.

Maitland-Niles the man on for Lokonga.

GOAL! Liverpool 2-0 Arsenal | Diogo Jota 52'

18:40 , Matt Verri

It’s been an absolutely shambolic start to the half from Arsenal, and they’ve paid the price.

Tavares wins the ball back, and drives infield. But he then passes it straight to Jota on the edge of the box, who shows wonderful composure to sit the defenders and the goalkeeper down, and tap it into an empty net.

18:38 , Matt Verri

50 mins: SO CLOSE.

Lokonga again gives it away deep in the Arsenal half. Oxlade-Chamberlain is on to it, and he tries to curl an effort into the corner. It’s just wide.

Arsenal then make a mess of playing out AGAIN. Salah nearly in, but his effort is blocked.

18:36 , Matt Verri

48 mins: Arsenal still incredibly composed on the ball at the back... until Lokonga passes it straight to Alexander-Arnold.

Ball in is straight at Gabriel. That was really slack from the Arsenal midfielder, can’t be losing the ball there.

18:34 , Matt Verri

46 mins: Smith Rowe tries to play in Aubameyang.... he very nearly does, but Van Dijk gets across and slides in. Good challenge.

18:32 , Matt Verri

Players back out onto the pitch.

Arsenal will still feel they can get something from this, there were some encouraging signs on the break.

Tempers flare on the touchline

18:24 , Matt Verri

How Liverpool took the lead

18:19 , Matt Verri

HALF TIME

18:17 , Matt Verri

HT: Liverpool 1-0 Arsenal

It was an even first 30 minutes, but after Klopp and Arteta clashed on the touchline, the atmosphere stepped up and so did Liverpool.

Sadio Mane has put his side in front, and it’s a lead they deserve on the whole.

18:14 , Matt Verri

43 mins: Arsenal’s first shot on target of the match.

Saka’s ball inside runs on to Lokonga, and he lets fly from outside the box. Straight at Allison.

Mane into the book for a strange tackle on White. That’s been coming for about 20 minutes.

Simon Collings at Anfield

18:12 , Matt Verri

It had been coming, but that’s a hammer blow to Arsenal - who would have been desperate to hold out until half-time. They could do with a quiet five minutes now.

GOAL! Liverpool 1-0 Arsenal | Sadio Mane 40’

18:11 , Matt Verri

It’s been coming, and Ramsdale can’t keep it out this time.

Arsenal give away another free-kick, and Alexander-Arnold curls a perfect ball into the box.

Mane is between Gabriel and Tomiyasu, and he heads it into the far corner. Ramsdale gets a hand on it, but can’t keep it out.

Simon Collings at Anfield

18:08 , Matt Verri

The past five minutes has been played at a bonkers pace. Arteta is gesturing to his players to calm down.

18:08 , Matt Verri

37 mins: It’s Ramsdale versus Liverpool.

Alexander-Anrold cuts inside away from Ben White, and fires at goal from the edge of the box. Ramsdale tips it over for a corner.

Great header from White to clear from the corner. Arsenal break... Fabinho with the challenge to stop that.

18:06 , Matt Verri

35 mins: RAMSDALE AGAIN!

This match has taken off now. Tsimikas pulls it back to Salah, who really should score. Ramsdale saves it, but it’s straight back out towards Salah.

The Arsenal goalkeeper is up so, so quickly, and he scoops the ball away. Brilliant keeping.

Simon Collings at Anfield

18:05 , Matt Verri

The cynic in me thinks Klopp reacted so angrily there to get his team and Anfield going. The noise level has gone up a few bars.

18:04 , Matt Verri

33 mins: Both managers are booked!

Mane and Tomiyasu both go up for a header, and the Arsenal bench aren’t happy with the Liverpool player.

Klopp screams at Arteta, who is absolutely furious and has to be dragged away from the Liverpool boss! Referee shows the yellow card to them.

DISALLOWED!

18:03 , Matt Verri

32 mins: Arsenal have the ball in the net, but it’s offside.

It’s brilliant from Smith Rowe, who swivels and back heels the ball through to Aubameyang. He squares it to Lacazette to thump into the empty net, but it’s offside.

Aubameyang was definitely off. So, so good from Smith Rowe.

Simon Collings at Anfield

18:02 , Matt Verri

Mikel Arteta warned before this match that Arsenal would have to “suffer” at moments, and the final 15 minutes of this half feels like that. Liverpool are really on top and Anfield is cranking up the volume.

18:01 , Matt Verri

30 mins: HOW HAS THAT STAYED OUT?!

Alexander-Arnold with the cross, and it comes to the far post for Thiago. His volley is straight at Ramsdale who spills out, and Mane is there on the rebound. The goalkeeper does really well to get back up, and the ball scoops up and falls just wide of the post.

17:58 , Matt Verri

27 mins: Liverpool increasingly on top. Oxlade-Chamberlain lets fly again from range, and it deflects off Tavares behind for another corner.

Arsenal again are up to the task though, and head it away.

17:56 , Matt Verri

25 mins: Alexander-Arnold fires a dangerous cross into the six-yard box. White takes a swing at it and misses the ball, but Saka is behind him to hack it behind for a corner.

Van Dijk wins the header from the set-piece, but Arsenal clear the second ball.

17:54 , Matt Verri

23 mins: Saka is again away down the right wing, he’s been Arsenal’s most dangerous player.

Tries to bend an effort into the far corner, but it’s blocked. No real mention of Smith-Rowe yet, who’s playing on the left and hasn’t had a touch.

17:53 , Matt Verri

21 mins: First real sign of Mo Salah with space to run.

He almost plays Jota in, but the ball gets stuck under his feet and he can’t get a shot away. Offside flag goes up anyway.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has a left-footed strike, but it’s swiftly blocked.

17:50 , Matt Verri

19 mins: White with a nice ball over the top and Saka runs on to it. He beats Tsimikas, but Thiago gets back well and the two Liverpool players crowd out Saka.

Arteta urging his players forward, doesn’t want them sitting deep.

17:48 , Matt Verri

17 mins: Arsenal growing into the match from an attacking perspective now.

Lacazette lays a ball out wide to Tomiyasu, who puts a brilliant ball into the box. Saka looks set to head into the net, but Oxlade-Chamberlain gets back really well to hook it away.

17:46 , Matt Verri

15 mins: Silly foul from Lacazette on Mane, gives Alexander-Arnold to whip something in.

Matip fouls Gabriel though, and Arsenal survive the danger.

Simon Collings at Anfield

17:44 , Matt Verri

Arsenal will be fairly happy with this start so far. Liverpool are enjoying more of the ball, but Arsenal look solid and compact. Big test to see if they can maintain it.

17:43 , Matt Verri

12 mins: 70% possession for Liverpool in the opening stages, but Arsenal won’t mind that. Lacazette dropping back into an attacking midfield position, giving the Gunners an extra body.

Tomiyasu a bit too eager this time though, and he fouls Mane. Chance for Liverpool to get the ball into the box. Van Dijk wins the header, but it loops behind.

17:40 , Matt Verri

9 mins: Tomiyasu’s first test of the match, as Mane gets him one-on-one. And he passes it with flying colours, shrugging the Liverpool man off the ball.

17:38 , Matt Verri

7 mins: Arsenal’s first attack of the match, and it comes through Saka on the right wing. He plays it inside to Lacazette who tries to play it back into the winger, but it’s cut out and cleared.

White then fouls Mane... the two of them already have had a few challenges on each other.

17:35 , Matt Verri

4 mins: Oxlade-Chamberlain thinks he’s robbed Tavares of possession and breaks away, but it’s brought back for a free-kick.

Ben White drives out of defence as he has done in recent weeks, but Liverpool are so good at winning it back. They do just that, and it leads to Salah dragging an effort wide.

17:33 , Matt Verri

2 mins: Mane and the Liverpool frontline pressing really high early on, but the Arsenal defence are confident enough to play out from the back.

They do so well, but Liverpool eventually win it back and can enjoy some possession of their own.

KICK-OFF!

17:30 , Matt Verri

We’re underway at Anfield, for what is a huge game for both sides.

Let’s hope it’s an entertaining one...

17:28 , Matt Verri

Robertson and Tierney have both been brilliant for their respective sides in recent seasons, but both missing today.

How Tsimikas and Tavares do as their replacements could prove to be a major factor in the result.

Players are in the tunnel

17:25 , Matt Verri

Plenty of faces in this Arsenal line-up who haven’t played for the Gunners at Anfield before. Arteta will be hoping that counts in their favour.

17:23 , Matt Verri

Jurgen Klopp and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang know each other well from their time together at Dortmund. They’ve been having a catch-up on the pitch.

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(Action Images via Reuters)

Warm-ups nearly done

17:20 , Matt Verri

Klopp pre-match

17:14 , Matt Verri

“We need to defend with this extra percentage of desire, passion. Organisation is good but in the little moments we need to win our challenges, but when we don’t that makes a massive difference.”

Arteta’s thoughts

17:08 , Matt Verri

“They’re one of the most creative, ruthless, and consistent teams in the league.”

Four of Arsenal’s back five, including the goalkeeper, were signed in the summer. They’ve been really impressive in recent weeks, but the likes of Ramsdale and Tomiyasu will be tested this evening.

Simon Collings at Anfield

16:59 , Matt Verri

Saka to star at Anfield?

16:50 , Matt Verri

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(Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

The Gunners putting their faith in the experienced duo...

16:43 , Matt Verri

Arsenal line-up

16:33 , Matt Verri

Arsenal XI: Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tavares; Partey, Lokonga; Saka, Lacazette, Smith Rowe; Aubameyang.

Subs: Leno, Tierney, Holding, Cedric, Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Odegaard, Pepe, Martinelli

Liverpool line-up

16:31 , Matt Verri

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fabinho, Thiago, Salah, Jota, Mane

Subs: Kelleher, Konate, Henderson, Minamino, Gordon, Phillips, Beck, Morton, Bradley

16:24 , Matt Verri

Team news to come from Anfield in just over five minutes...

Our man at the ground

16:14 , Matt Verri

Anfield history

16:12 , Matt Verri

Liverpool have won 3-1, 3-1, 5-1, 4-0, and 3-1 in the last five league matches between these two sides at Anfield.

Safe to say there’s room for improvement from Arsenal...

Prediction

15:57 , Matt Verri

This is reasonably tough match to call, with both sides coming out of the international break and with a couple of key injury concerns. Arsenal are in stronger recent form but tend to struggle at Anfield a tight home win seems the likeliest result.

Liverpool 2-1 Arsenal

Arsenal team news

15:48 , Matt Verri

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang allayed fears of an injury by training with Arsenal on Wednesday. The striker had missed Gabon’s encounter with Egypt earlier this week having returned to London.

Thomas Partey is, however, a doubt having turned down a Ghana call-up to continue his recuperation from injury, but Kieran Tierney could press for a start ahead of Nuno Tavares after twice playing for Scotland.

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(Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool team news

15:38 , Matt Verri

Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson is said to be doubtful for the game, with reports suggesting the Scottish defender’s availability is hanging in the balance after suffering a hamstring complaint on international duty. Jordan Henderson will be assessed today.

Should Robertson be unavailable, Kostas Tsimikas would in all likelihood deputise after a number of promising showings. Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane are expected to be fit despite injury scares after training on Tuesday, though Roberto Firmino, Curtis Jones and Naby Keita remain out.

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(Action Images via Reuters)

How to watch Liverpool vs Arsenal

15:25 , Matt Verri

TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports’ Main Event and Premier League channels. Coverage begins at 5pm.

Live stream: Sky subscribers will be able to watch the game through the Sky Go online player or app.

Good afternoon!

15:13 , Matt Verri

Welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Liverpool vs Arsenal!

Jurgen Klopp’s side welcome Mikel Arteta and the Gunners to Anfield, and after Chelsea’s win earlier today, they find themselves seven points off the top of the table.

Liverpool were beaten by West Ham in their final match before the international break, and will want to get back to winning ways. Arsenal have been in good form since making a poor start to the season, but this is a real test for them.

Kick-off is at 17.30pm GMT from Anfield, and we have Simon Collings at the ground. Before then, we’ll have all the build-up and team news right here.

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