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<p>Liverpool take on Brighton at Anfield</p>

Liverpool take on Brighton at Anfield

Follow all the latest updates as Liverpool take on Southampton at Anfield today in the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp’s Reds bounced back from defeat at West Ham to beat Arsenal 4-0 last time out, and are aiming to keep pace with leaders Chelsea and second-place Man City above them by sinking the Saints.

Southampton’s impressive recent spell of three wins in four came to an end at Norwich in Dean Smith’s first game in charge of the Canaries, and they face a tough job this afternoon to stop the attacking power of the league’s top scorers, Liverpool. Mohamed Salah will be a particular threat having scored 11 goals already this season, while Sadio Mane is second in the charts with seven, and Diogo Jota fifth with five.

Klopp praised Saints coach Ralph Hasenhuttl on Friday, saying his Liverpool side must be “creative” to make the breakthrough. “Ralph is obviously organising a proper team there. They maybe expect not to have majority of possession, they start very often 4-4-2 and can change to five at the back in the game. They are a very well drilled team. We have to be creative to break them down.”

Follow all the action below, live, after the conclusion of Arsenal vs Newcastle.


Liverpool vs Southampton: Line-ups

After the conclusion of this match between Arsenal and Newcastle, we’ll be covering Liverpool’s match against Southampton. Here’s how the two teams line up:

Liverpool XI:

Southampton XI:

Michael Jones27 November 2021 14:03

Arsenal 2 – 0 Newcastle

69 mins: Jacob Murphy and Miguel Almiron have been brought on by Eddie Howe. Matt Ritchie and Joelinton are the men to go off.

A threaded pass comes into the left side of the box for Aubameyang who looks to chip it over the goalkeeper but gets beaten to the ball by Dubravka who slides across the deck and nudges it away from the Arsenal captain.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 14:01

GOAL! Arsenal 2 – 0 Newcastle (Martinelli, 66’)⚽️

66 mins: Is this his first touch?! No, but it’s Martinelli’s first involvement in the match. Arsenal work the ball up the right side of the pitch with Martinelli knocking in inside before running towards the box. The ball comes out to Tomiyasu who lifts the ball into the box as Martinelli makes his run. The ball comes over his shoulder and he guides the volley towards the far side of the goal with a side-footed finish past Dubravka.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 13:56

Arsenal 1 – 0 Newcastle

65 mins: Bukayo Saka is replaced with Gabriel Martinelli for Arsenal.

The Gunners swing the corner into the box and Tavares flicks it on. It almost drops for Partey but Newcastle clear their lines. Shelvey collects the loose ball and boots it up the pitch for Wilson to break into the box. He dribbles into the area and gets tackled by a back-tracking Tavares. Newcastle want a penalty but Stuart Attwell plays on.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 13:56

Arsenal 1 – 0 Newcastle

62 mins: Aubameyang lifts a ball over Krafth to try and get in behind the Newcastle defence but the ball drops safely into the hands of Dubravka.

Saka’s gone down again, he’s going to have to come off. Odegaard shoots from range but has his effort blocked just inside the box. The ball comes back out to Partey who sets himself for another long ranged effort and wins a corner for the Gunners.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 13:53

Arsenal 1 – 0 Newcastle

59 mins: The increase in tempo during Arsenal’s build-up play made that goal. They strug together 16 passes before Saka found the back of the net.

Saka’s gone down off the ball clutching his thigh. He may have pulled something with his run into the box. After a check up from the medics Saka will play on.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 13:50

GOAL! Arsenal 1 – 0 Newcastle (Saka, 56’)⚽️

56 mins: Great goal from Arsenal! Saka moves over to the left side to provide an extra option for the Gunners. He and Emile Smith Rowe pass the ball around the Newcastle box before Smith Rowe plays it into Lokonga. Saka runs in behind the Newcastle right-back and Lokonga feeds him the ball. It’s a narrow angle to take on a shot but Saka does and curls his effort into the far side of the goal with a lovely finish.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 13:46

Arsenal 0 – 0 Newcastle

53 mins: Nearly! Arsenal have started the second half on the front foot. They win a free kick over on the left wing and Lokonga knocks it short to Saka. He curls a delicious cross into the six-yard box and Tomiyasu lunges at the ball. It just evades him but a slight touch from the Arsenal left-back and that was the opening goal.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 13:43

Arsenal 0 – 0 Newcastle

51 mins: Close! Beautiful footwork from Bukayo Saka who dribbles into the box from the right. He takes on Matt Ritchie and weaves around the Newcastle defender before hitting a low left-footed effort straight at Martin Dubravka.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 13:41

Arsenal 0 – 0 Newcastle

48 mins: Emil Krafth and Nuno Tavares get into a battle as the Arsenal left-back tries to get forward on the wing. Krafth does well initially to hold the Arsenal man at bay but then shoves him out of play and picks up a yellow card.

Arsenal win a corner that gets swung into the middle of the box. It drops and hits Ritchie who doesn’t really have a clue where the ball is. Luckily it bounces off the defender and Dubravka manages to scoop it up inside the six-yard box.

Michael Jones27 November 2021 13:39

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