Arsenal vs Liverpool live score, updates, lineups, highlights and result as Saka strikes in Premier League title clash

Bukayo Saka gave Arsenal a deserved first-half lead before a shambolic own goal hauled Liverpool level at Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners headed into the match five points adrift in the title race against a Liverpool side that have won four out of four in the league since the 1-1 draw between the sides at Anfield.

But Liverpool were quickly unsettled by an Arsenal team playing without a conventional centre-forward in Gabriel Jesus’ absence and the 14th-minute opener had been on the cards.

Alisson came out to deny Kai Havertz on the end of Martin Odegaard’s defence-splitting pass and Saka was on hand to dispatch the rebound and send Emirates Stadium into raptures.

However, Arsenal undid a wonderful 45 minutes in stoppage time when a mix-up between William Saliba and David Raya resulted in Gabriel putting through his own net .

The Sporting News is following the Arsenal vs. Liverpool match live, providing score updates, commentary, and highlights as they happen. Check back here for the latest.

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Arsenal vs Liverpool live score

  Halftime Scorers
Arsenal 1 Saka ’14
Liverpool 1  Gabriel (OG) ’45+3

Lineups:

Arsenal (4-3-3 right to left): 22. David Raya (GK) — 4, Ben White, 2. William Saliba, 6. Gabriel, 35. Oleksandr Zinchenko — 8. Martin Odegaard, 20. Jorginho, 41. Declan Rice — 7. Bukayo Saka, 29. Kai Havertz, 11. Gabriel Martinelli.

Liverpool (4-3-3 right to left): 1. Alisson (GK) — 66. Trent Alexander-Arnold, 5. Ibrahima Konate, 4. Virgil van Dijk, 2. Joe Gomez — 38. Ryan Gravenberch, 10. Alexis Mac Allister, 17. Curtis Jones — 20. Diogo Jota, 18. Cody Gakpo, 7. Luis Diaz.

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Arsenal vs Liverpool live updates, highlights, and commentary

Halftime: Liverpool go in level at 1-1 having failed to have a shot on target during the first half. Jurgen Klopp’s side haven’t been far short of abject. And yet Arsenal stained a glorious performance with that moment of high farce on the stroke of halftime. After all the high quality, will that be the moment that defines their afternoon?

45th minute+3GOOOAAAALLLLL!!!!! Gabriel (OG)!!!!!

Oh Arsenal, Arsenal, Arsenal, Arsenal. What on earth have you done? Gravenberch plays a throughball that Saliba looks to shepherd towards Raya, neither of them committing to dealing with it. The tenacious Diaz nips in and gets there first, with the ball ricocheting off Gabriel and trickling into the net. All of the air feels like it’s been sucked out of Emirates Stadium.

45th minute+1: We’re into three added minutes. Jorginho beautifully disguises a reverse pass to Martinelli. The ball is slightly caught under his feet and Konate, who feels like he is keeping Liverpool above water single-handedly at times, flies in to make a last-gasp challenge.

44th minute: Alexander-Arnold now goal-side of Saka, so he shifts possession inside to Havertz and out to the right. Liverpool repel their opponents but Arsenal are back popping the ball around before White is caught late by a petulant Diaz challenge.

42nd minute: Martinelli again sizing up Konate as Alexander-Arnold resides in a different area of north London. The Liverpool defender comes out on top this time.

38th minute: A tidily constructed set-piece from Arsenal sees the over-worked Konate half clear and Gabriel drill a low shot that Alisson gathers.

31st minute: Jones has a go at fouling White, Mac Allister makes sure. A few moments later, White gets himself a booking for timewasting after dallying over the restart. That feels odd. It’s hardly as if Arsenal look like a team playing for halftime right now.

30th minute: A snapping little passage of play that it looked like Arteta might be about to walk into. His right on the touchline. Richard Keys will be furious.

29th minute: It’s a Liverpool corner on the left after Zinchenko cleared a diagonal ball behind. Alexander-Arnold to take. Van Dijk gets up but his header loops harmlessly over.

25th minute: Rice bungled Mac Allister out of possession and Havertz drives through midfield. Gomez is persuaded into cynical foul and that brings a deserved booking. Liverpool off the pace in all departments right now.

21st minute: Liverpool are all over the place at the back right now. Alisson’s pass gets Alexander-Arnold into trouble and he flicks the ball straight to Havertz. Van Dijk, who has been one of the main culprits, makes a desperate last-ditch challenge to deny Odegaard.

14th minuteGOOOAAAALLLLL!!!!! Bukayo Saka!!!!!

Arsenal’s rip-roaring start is rewarded. A gorgeous first-time pass from Odegaard puts in Havertz. His finish is typically unassured. Alisson saves with his chest and the rebound falls for Saka, who takes a touch and dispatches a finish.

13th minute: Back come Liverpool with a chance of their own. Mac Allister drills a pass into Gakpo, who’s onside because Arsenal’s defensive line is all over the place. The forward drills hard, low and wide across goal.

11th minute: Blistering wing play from Martinelli that Konate is unable to deal with. And Saka should score! The England star flung himself into a diving header but failed to make contact with the goal at his mercy.

7th minute: Odegaard whipping up the home fans already. Is that a new record? Anthony Gordon has probably done it earlier at St James’ Park after conceding a throw-in.

3th minute: Nice play by Arsenal and Saka drills a dangerous ball to the near post that Konate hacks clear.

1st minute: Early involvement for Gakpo at centre-forward. The Dutchman holds up play from Van Dijk’s long ball forward, Gabriel gets himself in a bit of a mess and a darting Jota is goalside of Zinchenko, only for his touch to escape him. What a start that might have been.

4 mins prior to kickoff: Here come the two teams. Great noise at Emirates Stadium as you’d expect.

25 mins prior to kickoff: A little bit more of an update on Szoboszlai, who has been left out after experiencing soreness in his hamstring. Given he was recently sidelined by a similar injury, Klopp is understandably wary of taking any further risks heading into a key period of the season.

35 mins prior to kickoff: A forgotten face returns to the Liverpool bench today. Thiago Alcantara is in a matchday squad for the first time since April last year. The Spain playmaker has endured a truly rotten time with injuries and, after a close season when Liverpool shipped out Fabinho and Jordan Henderson, some might have assumed he left the building too. But here he is, a year to the day on from his previous start on February 4, 2022.

Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara

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55 mins prior to kickoff: Two changes for Arsenal to the team that beat Nottingham Forest 2-1. Gabriel Jesus misses out with a knee injury, meaning Kai Havertz comes in to play at centre-forward. Emile Smith Rowe replaced the Germany international in midfield at the City Ground but makes way for Jorginho, as Arteta understandably opts for a touch of pragmatism against the in-form Reds.

1 hour prior to kickoff: The teams are in. Let’s start with Liverpool. Dominik Szoboszlai does indeed miss out, with Ryan Gravenberch starting in midfield. Trent Alexander-Arnold returns to the defence, with Cody Gakpo leading the attack. Darwin Nunez is only fit enough for a place on the bench after suffering a swollen foot during the 4-1 midweek win over Chelsea.

1 hr 10 mins prior to kickoff: It’s probably a bit early to be talking like this (it certainly is in mathematical terms) but it could be hard to see a way back for Arsenal’s title aspirations if they lose today. That would put them eight points behind Liverpool and level with Manchester City, who will have two games in hand. City’s recent form and Klopp announcing his Liverpool departure appears to have set the stage for another titanic showdown between the two best teams of recent seasons. Mikel Arteta badly needs his players to rip up that script.

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1 hr 30 mins prior to kickoff: Confirmed team news will be with us in about half an hour but there’s seemingly a significant blow for Liverpool. David Lynch is reporting that Dominik Szoboszlai has not travelled to London with Jurgen Klopp’s squad. The reason for the Hungary international’s absence is unclear at this stage but he only recently returned from a hamstring problem.

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2 hours prior to kickoff: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of Arsenal vs. Liverpool in the Premier League. Oh boy, this is a big one.

Arsenal vs Liverpool lineups, team news

Gabriel Jesus misses out with a knee complaint, meaning Kai Havertz returns to lead the line. Jorginho replaces Emile Smith Rowe in midfield.

Mohamed Elneny is on the bench following AFCON 2024 duty, but Takehiro Tomiyasu is yet to return to contention following Japan’s run to the Asian Cup quarterfinals.

Arsenal (4-3-3, right to left): Raya (GK) — White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko — Odegaard, Jorginho, Rice — Saka, Havertz, Martinelli.

Arsenal subs (9): Ramsdale (GK), Soares, Kiwior, Trossard, Elneny, Walters, Nelson, Nketiah, Smith Rowe.

Jurgen Klopp is still without Mohamed Salah through injury, while Darwin Nunez is only fit enough for a place on the bench after coming out his all-action performance against Chelsea with a swollen foot. Cody Gakpo comes in to lead the attack.

Trent Alexander-Arnold returns in defence, with youngster Conor Bradley absent following the death of his father. Ryan Gravenberch starts in midfield with Dominik Szoboszlai unable to make the matchday squad. Thiago Alcantara is on the bench for the first time since April last year.

Liverpool (4-3-3 right to left): Alisson (GK) — Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Gomez — Gravenberch, Mac Allister, Jones — Jota, Gakpo, Diaz.

Liverpool subs (9): Kelleher (GK), Adrian (GK), Connel, Clark, Robertson, Quansah, Elliott, Thiago, Nunez.

What time is Arsenal vs Liverpool Premier League match?

This game will kickoff at Emirates Stadium at 4:30 p.m. local time in the UK. Here’s how that translates to some of the major regions around the world:

  • USA/Canada (ET): 11:30 a.m.
  • Australia (AEDT): 3:30 a.m.
  • India (IST): 10 p.m.

Arsenal vs Liverpool live stream, TV channel

USA: This game is available for live streaming on the Peacock Network.

Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live-streaming exclusively via Fubo.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on-demand on Optus Sport.

UK: This match is available for live broadcast via Sky Sports with streaming options on Sky Go and Now TV.

India: This match will be telecast on Star Sports, while fans in India can stream on JioTV and Hotstar.

Here’s how to watch this Premier League match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA Peacock
Canada

Fubo Canada

UK Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League Sky GO, Now TV
Australia Optus Sport
India Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select 1HD, Star Sports Asia JioTV, Hotstar

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