Liverpool vs. Arsenal live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch the EPL online

A team in crisis host a team only ever a defeat away from crisis in the pick of the weekend’s Premier League action.

This season Liverpool were hoping to be fighting for the league title after narrowly missing out on their first ever Premier League crown last year. Alas, the loss of Luis Suárez has hit Brendan Rodgers’ side even harder than they’d imagined, and as we approach the midway point in the season, they’re down in the bottom half. Rodgers’ position as manager is looking increasingly insecure.

Things could get even worse this weekend, as they host an Arsenal team currently sitting in sixth place. However, the Gunners are almost as unpredictable as their hosts, with Arsène Wenger’s side having had a very inconsistent start to the campaign. A defeat to Liverpool, and it wouldn’t be long before the ‘CRISIS CLUB’ headlines start being printed again. This game is delightful in its unpredictability, and it’s not to be missed.

Key player - Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal)

The one positive in a pretty underwhelming season for Arsenal is winger Alexis Sánchez, who has been excellent since arriving from Barcelona in the summer. He is perhaps the Gunners’ one true world class player, and someone capable of winning a game single-handedly. He’ll no doubt pose the biggest threat to the Liverpool defence in this match.

Key matchup - Liverpool’s fluid attack vs. Arsenal’s centre-backs

The absence of the injured Daniel Sturridge and the suspended Mario Balotelli has led to some suggestion that Rodgers will stick with a fluid attack of Philippe Coutinho, Raheem Sterling and Adam Lallana. None of these players are natural strikers, but what (in theory) they lose in their lack of physicality and clinical finishing, they make up for with darting movement and quick feet. Against a slow Per Mertesacker and a makeshift centre-back in Calum Chambers, they could cause big issues.

Liverpool injuries and suspensions

Out: Jon Flanagan (knee), Suso, Glen Johnson (groin), Daniel Sturridge (thigh), Mario Balotelli (suspended). In doubt: Dejan Lovren (groin).

Arsenal injuries and suspensions

Out: Mesut Özil, Serge Gnabry (knee), David Ospina (thigh), Laurent Koscielny, Mikel Arteta (calf), Jack Wilshere (ankle), Theo Walcott (groin), Aaron Ramsey (hamstring). In doubt: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (groin), Nacho Monreal (foot), Tomáš Rosický (thigh)

Liverpool will still be without long-term absentees like Glen Johnson and Daniel Sturridge, while Mario Balotelli misses out through suspension. Dejan Lovren will have to shake of a groin problem to play. Meanwhile, Arsenal’s injury list continues to look ridiculously long, with Wenger’s side still short of several important first-team players.

Match Date/Time: Sunday, 4 p.m. local, 11 a.m. ET

Venue: Anfield, Liverpool, England

TV: NBCSN (U.S.), Sportsnet World (Canada), Sky Sports 1/HD (U.K.)

Online: NBC Sports Live Extra (U.S. – English), Deportes Telemundo En Vivo Extra (U.S. – Spanish), Sky Go (U.K.), Sportsnet World Online (Canada)

Listings via LiveSoccerTV.

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