Liverpool vs Arsenal LIVE: Carabao Cup latest score and goal updates from semi-final tonight

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Follow all the action as Liverpool host Arsenal in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final.

Due to the initial postponement of this fixture, owing to a number of suspected Covid cases within Liverpool’s squad that were later deemed to be false positives, the other semi-final tie has already been settled, with Chelsea cruising past Tottenham to secure their spot at Wembley next month. Jurgen Klopp will still have to make do without the two stars of his squad, though, with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane both competing in the African Cup of Nations, although the likes of Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Diogo Jota are now available for selection again after recovering from injury.

Mikel Arteta clashed on the touchline in Klopp when the two sides met in the Premier League earlier this season, with the altercation stirring an intense atmosphere at Anfield as Liverpool went on to win 4-0. The Spaniard will be keen to avoid a repeat of that fate as he chases a second piece of silverware as head coach but is juggling several injury problems of his own, particularly in midfield where Thomas Partey, Emile Smith Rowe and Martin Odegaard are all unavailable. Follow all the latest updates below:


Liverpool 0 – 0 Arsenal

26 mins: Liverpool have a free kick just outside the penalty area and Alexander-Arnold is the man to take it. He sends his shot straight into the wall before skewing the rebound wide of the back post.

Rob Holding is brought on by Mikel Arteta who takes off striker Eddie Nketiah.

Michael Jones13 January 2022 20:13


Red card! Granit Xhaka is off!

23 mins: Arsenal break forward with Bukayo Saka carrying the ball down the right wing and driving into the box. He squares it across towards Eddie Nketiah but Henderson manages to intercept the ball.

Liverpool work it across to Robertson who flicks a long ball over to Diogo Jota sprinting in behind from the right side. Xhaka spots him over his shoulder and feels as though he needs to make a challenge. He sticks out a high boot and catches Jota in the chest, denying Liverpool a goal scoring opportunity.

Referee Michael Oliver doesn’t nedd long to make his decision and pulls out a straight red card. Arsenal are down to 10-men.

Michael Jones13 January 2022 20:12


Liverpool 0 – 0 Arsenal

20 mins: Henderson turns into trouble in his own half and gives the ball away to Lokonga who pokes it straight up to Lacazette. He spots Alisson off his line and goes for goal from outside the box but completely mishits his attempt and fires the shot high and wide.

Michael Jones13 January 2022 20:05


Liverpool 0 – 0 Arsenal

17 mins: There’s an edge to this game already. Gabriel hits James Milner with a heavy tackle in the middle of the pitch but wins the ball then Martinelli clips Henderson in the face with a stray arm.

Robertson works the ball into the box and shifts it to his right foot before taking a shot that gets deflected behind for another Liverpool corner.

Michael Jones13 January 2022 20:04


Liverpool 0 – 0 Arsenal

14 mins: Close! Arsenal clear a Liverpool corner but only knock the ball out as far as Henderson. He passes it across to Fabinho who floats the ball back into the box. Van Dijk heads it down and Liverpool work the ball out to Minamino on the left side. He drills a low ball into the six-yard box where Ben White just gets to the ball before Firmino and manages to glance it wide of the back post!

Michael Jones13 January 2022 19:59


Liverpool 0 – 0 Arsenal

12 mins: This isn’t good news for Arsenal as Cedric Soares has gone down off the ball again. He took a breather earlier in the game and after failing to jump into an aerial challenge with Robertson he’s signalling that he can’t continue.

Calum Chambers is quickly stripped and goes on to replace the Arsenal right-back.

Michael Jones13 January 2022 19:57


Liverpool 0 – 0 Arsenal

9 mins: Gabriel Martinelli and Virgil van Dijk come together in the middle of the pitch. Martinelli was chasing down a loose ball but Van Dijk gets to it first and knocks a long ball over to the right wing. Martinelli continues his run and jumps into the big centre-back who shrugs off the challenge and leaves Martinelli a little worse for wear.

Michael Jones13 January 2022 19:55


Liverpool 0 – 0 Arsenal

6 mins: A wayward backpass gives Liverpool another corner that Alexander-Arnold delivers into the box. Alexandre Lacazette beats Van Dijk to the aerial ball and heads it out as far as Jordan Henderson. He flicks the ball back into the box but Saka is there to clear it for Arsenal.

Liverpool come at the vistors again with an attack down the left side. Minamino and Roberto Firmino make runs into the near post as Andy Robertson swings a left-footed cross into the box. Firmino almost gets a glancing touch to the ball but it just evades him and bounces safely into the hands of Ramsdale.

Michael Jones13 January 2022 19:52


Liverpool 0 – 0 Arsenal

3 mins: Virgil van Dijk floats a diagonal ball over to the right wing where Trent Alexander-Arnold has pushed up the pitch. His first touch knocks the ball behind Kieran Tierney but the Arsenal left-back holds him off and works the ball behind for a Liverpool corner that the Gunners then defend well.

Michael Jones13 January 2022 19:49


Liverpool 0 – 0 Arsenal

Kick off: Arsenal get the match started with a pass back to Aaron Ramsdale. He boots the ball long down the right wing where Bukayo Saka brings the ball under control. Takumi Minamino attempts tp win the ball for Liverpool but knocks it out of play for an Arsenal throw in.

Michael Jones13 January 2022 19:47


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