Liverpool vs. Arsenal: Live Blog Commentary with Goals, News, Analysis and Recap

Karl Matchett@@karlmatchettFeatured ColumnistMarch 2, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 17:  Robin van Persie of Arsenal has a chance saved by Pepe Reina of Liverpool during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium on April 17, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Liverpool 1 Arsenal 2

Live English Premier League football commentary

Liverpool: Reina, Kelly, Skrtel, Carragher, Jose Enrique, Spearing, Kuyt, Henderson, Adam, Downing, Suarez. Subs: Doni, Carroll, Maxi, Coates, Shelvey, Flanagan, Bellamy.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Arteta, Song, Walcott, Rosicky, Benayoun, van Persie. Subs: Fabianski, Diaby, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jenkinson, Gervinho, Chamakh, Miquel.

Dirk Kuyt misses penalty, 18 mins, 0-0

Laurent Koscielny, own goal, 22 mins, 1-0

Robin van Persie, 30 mins, 1-1

Robin van Persie, 92 mins, 1-2


Welcome back everybody to another fantastic-looking round of live Premier League text coverage, with a massive clash ahead of us which could spell hope or disaster for two teams aiming for a top four finish, as Liverpool play hosts to Arsenal at Anfield.

Last week we witnessed Liverpool making history with an eighth League Cup triumph at Wembley, while Arsenal were busy having their own celebrations having cemented a famous 5-2 win over North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, after being two goals down inside half an hour.

This time out the two sides meet with three big points at stake in the race for a Champions League place; Arsenal currently hold that much-coveted fourth spot, as well as a seven-point lead over Liverpool, who have a game in hand.

A win today will see the Reds right back in amongst the challengers for fourth, while a defeat would likely spell the end of their league ambitions.

Arsenal will hope to string back-to-back wins together for only the second time since November as they look to find some sort of consistency.

Stay right here over the next 24 hours for all the best and latest build-up, team news, pre-match statistics and chat, followed by the live commentary itself and plenty of post-match reaction and analysis!

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