51 minutes: Saka shoots past 25 meters as Arsenal tries to gain the upper hand at the start of the second half. Van Den Berg looked particularly nervous for Liverpool tonight – and Kelleher looked a bit overwhelmed too. I suppose, if Matip were fit, Lovren would have played it. And why Adrian does not play, I do not know. He's the second choice now, is not he, and he'll certainly need time to play again should Allison play a Hammy?
49 mins: Everything about this match is unpleasant – but in a great way. From the experienced professionals come rust stains and the young puppies overloaded. The result is a lot of mistakes that give the impression that anything could happen.
47 minutes: Holding plays with a high ball and throws back a header in the direction of Mustafi, whom Arsenal's defender does not expect. Brewster is on and runs toward it, shoving off the Gunnrs defender but then tucking the ball under his feet. He played again after putting the ball on Lallana, only to run sideways from 12 meters when the angle was never right.
46 minutes: It's not a good start for Liverpool. Kelleher gives Gomez a short pass that he does not really want – and the Liverpool center-half pushes him out of the game.
45 min: It's the second half. Let's hope it's as entertaining as the first half.
Players drop out in the second half. In the games elsewhere tonight:
Aston Villa – 1: 0 – Wolves
Chelsea – 0: 1 – Manchester United
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"Liverpool's replacement equipment numbers add up to 427. That's sure to be a Carabao's cup record," Ted Lee writes in One for Knowledge.
"Even though the young Liverpool boys were punished for her at any cost, it would help them if Naby and Lallana could put their heads forward," says Ian Copestake, "I'm sure Klopp will fix them. The result could be divisible by nine. "Jamie Carragher has just pointed out that Liverpool's senior players need to be reinforced. Origi was especially poor.
"Kane on the bench? He hung out after VVD pulled him out of his bag on Sunday? Seriously, I do not agree with the idea of not taking the League Cup seriously. Despite the great football of recent years, there were no real national cup competitions in Liverpool. Yes, give the youth a chance and relieve the first team, but go to win, "writes Matt Dony.
"Gregg, why is not the VAR applied? ", Asks Jukka Itäkylä. "Not that I miss being an Arsenal follower, you know, but I just want to know why." It is simply not used in this phase of the League Cup. We should be thankful. We may not have seen two goals, but no one can say that the score is not a fair copy of an exuberant game, and luckily we were free from lengthy, confusing interruptions. It's like 2017 again! That was a crappy year, but at least VAR did not exist in England back then.
"In parts of the old USA of A, there is a" mischief "," rejoices Matt Turner. "It's called Devil's Night and the people of Detroit especially welcome it by trying to burn down their own city every year!"
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Halftime: Liverpool 2-3 Arsenal
… because Origi almost got the game with one Eight-meter header leveled after Elliott got a nice ball in front after a burst on the left. Have a look! And breathe …
45 + 1 minute: … whereupon Torreira hits the blocked goal. It falls on Martinelli, but he shoulders the ball directly to Kelleher, after he made no contact with his noggin from eight meters away. And we're not finished yet …
45 minutes: Lallana gets caught on the ball while jogging and Arsenal breaks with Ozil. He shoves Martinelli in the inner right-hand channel, but the flank forward is blocked by Van Den Berg for a corner.
44 minutes: Arsenal wins a free kick on the edge of the penalty area after Saka, I think, was fouled. Ozil and Torreira stand over it … and Torreira bangs it over the counter. Ozil should have been there.
Goal! Liverpool 2-3 Arsenal (Milner 43)
The captain hammers him deep into the left corner. What a crazy game that will be. Who needs Mizzy Night for thrills and treats?
Penalty for Liverpool!
Martinelli seems to catch Elliott's toe in the box and Marriner points to the point. It was a minimal contact, but it was given.
37 min.: Liverpool is now on the rope. Maitland-Niles slams into a low flank that crawls clear of Van Den Berg. Moments later, Ozil Elliott's nutmeg releases Maitland-Niles. This time, his cross is cleared without alarm and without surprises.
Gate! Liverpool 1-3 Arsenal (Martinelli 36)
Oh dear! Liverpool's inexperienced right-hand side costs her. Williams plays a brief pass to Elliott, who does not look in while he drops the ball. Saka meets before Gomez can save the situation. Then he races to the left and presses the ball to an unmarked Martinelli, who crashes home from 10 yards.
34 mins: Milner slips a pretty, veiled pass for Keita behind the Arsenal defense, but there is one heavy touch takes a corner out of Arsenal. Oxlade-Chamberlain gets slapped by the away fans as he clings to the post in a corner that has his arsenal free.
31 mins: It is likely that both defense mechanisms will be broken several times before the end of the night. They look anything but safe. Elliott crosses to Brewster, who is good at throwing a header on the goal after sneaking between Mustafi and Holding.
29 min.: Tonight there is no VAR. Had it been there, Torreira's first goal would have been discarded. A repeat shows that Torreira's heel was offside when Saka fired at the goal. Not that anyone should complain. It is a great relief that the VAR does not break the nice ups and downs of this game.
Aim! Liverpool 1-2 Arsenal (Martinelli 26)
The Gunners are ahead! And it's Martinelli's sixth goal of the season! Torreira shoots a short free-kick to the right on Maitland-Niles, who sees his first flank blocked by Milner but then re-possesses the ball and passes Origi far too easily to hit a low cross at the near post. Van Den Berg makes a block and then Martinelli hits the ball from a yard up into the roof of the net.
23 mins: "If it's Mizzy Night, with all the egg and flour around , let us & # 39; Arsenal Don & # 39; to open. I will not be beaten ", honks Chris Brock. That's not happening right now, Chris. This becomes a Ding Dong fight between the reserves.
21 minutes: … but Liverpool wins the ball back after Ozil has tried to share the reserve Liverpool's defense with a back pass cut out. The German playmaker now finds a few more pockets and pulls Liverpool out of shape.
20 Min.: In a surefire sign that this game will be a lot of fun, Liverpool runs straight to the other end where Origi throw a clever pass in Maitland-Niles on Brewster, who only points a few inches out with his toe to the outside for a free shot on goal Wight Yards. Break in the Arsenal …
Goal! Liverpool 1: 1 Arsenal (Torreira 19)
Arsenal is just! It happened after Martinelli's playful strike on the left side and fought against Saka, who forced Kelleher off the rebound with a clever paro, but Torreira hit home. Liverpool's defenders call for an offside, but he was just equal. Game on!
15 min.: It seems I have gone into my pants with my Mizzy Night Missiv. " Oh Gregg … you're trampling on the Yorkshire culture," sighs Rebecca Smith. "Mischief night is the 4th of November! It was celebrated when Guy Fawkes (one of Yorkshires) and his crew planned their mischief in parliament. I have fond memories of treating Leeds door handles with black treacle syrup at the end of the 70s. I've never commented on the live blog before, but I could not let it. "Well enough, Rebecca, so Yorkshire is right and everywhere it's wrong or just imported American culture?" Maitland-Niles has just zipped a flank into the post that caused a slight panic in Liverpool, but Van Den Berg finally cleared  3:45 pm EDT
13 min.: Oxlade-Chamberlain makes a nice cross-country pass for Origi on the left after the striker attacks and lends a decent ball to the far post Arsenal defends well.
12 minutes: Bellerin has some On the right side, Arsenal make a decent performance, and Maitland-Niles also seems determined to be able to score a point, but Milner will have a hard time overtaking on this side with Keita, it may be on the left, where Saka takes on Williams, where Arsenal may find some pleasure.
9 min.: Liverpool enjoys the better of the property and continues to look sharper. Lallana draws a nice ball over the Arsenal defense, which Oxlade-Chamberlain can not control, if he only has to beat the goalkeeper.
7 mins: If you're looking for extenuating circumstances, you might say that Brewster lurked behind Mustafi, but it was a clumsy one Trying to clear his right foot, kick and miss, which meant the ball rattled on his left knee and went in. Martinez is at the post.
Goal! Liverpool 1-0 Arsenal (Mustafi OG 5)
Oh, Arsenal! Williams plays a simple ball on the line to Oxlade-Chamberlain, who plays a low cross on the post that Mustafi places in his own net. He slipped in and lost control as he could have stayed on his feet.
4 minutes: Keita makes a double step and throws the ball to Origi. The striker finds Elliott in front of him. Elliott cuts inside and discovers the top corner, but his ruffled try is far over. Youth exuberance? But worth a pop.
3 minutes: Origi stretches his legs to the left, but Maitland-Niles holds fast to his task and can cut off the ball from the Liverpool striker and clean up the field. Maitland-Niles recently had a nightmare in the Europa League and was sent off at half-time against Vitoria. Anyway, he could use a good game to get rid of his system.
1 minute: We are on the way. Liverpool have not won a home game since Ben Woodburn was Liverpool's youngest scorer in a 2-0 win against Leeds in November 2016. Harvey Elliott hopes to break that record this evening.
Are you never alone, what can I hear? I think that means the teams are out for a cool evening on Merseyside on Anfield Lawn. In the meantime, Ian Copestake is not in the game tonight – and he should be. Accuse the trains! "There can be some gaps in Anfield (I mean, in the crowd), as most of the trains to Liverpool (including the train I should be driving on) have been canceled. Like the two teams I should have taken a coach! "Alright, stay with me, Ian. I will do my best. or go to the pub. Yes, go to the pub.
And there is more chat before the game : "There are some really unappetizing (or, if you look at it insulting)) elements of professional football, from greed to racism to corruption, are enough to make me feel pretty depressed at times, "writes JR in Illinois. "Of course, I can not stop following football, because if I did, I would not be able to find all the references in David Squires' cartoons." Spare me a thought JR – I'm often the sad guy who has to try to explain his clues to the guardian's lawyer.
Ian Copestake replies to Brand Dwonch: "Liverpool conquered England long ago. They have their very own perch.
Unai Emery has just talked about Sky. He did not notice much, because he never really does. He asked a question to Granit Xhaka and said his team is focusing on this game because the league is a good competition. Jürgen Klopp also spoke and confirmed that he made the decision long ago that he would make major changes to the League Cup to rest his regulars. "We have to show our faith to them," he said. He also said that 18-year-old Neco Williams made his debut because he really impressed him in the past four weeks.
You may or may not know, but it's tonight's "Mizzy Night" (Mischief Night) in Liverpool, which is generally a big excuse for wild Kids cause chaos with eggs, flour or whatever they can get their hands on. Tonight there are a few fans with stained coats in Anfield. It's like Halloween, without the innocent fun – all sweet and sour. I think Mischief Night is also "celebrated" in different parts of the north of England under different names and in the United States. If you get angry tonight or flee up close, please let me know. I will not laugh. I promise it.
Chatzone before the match
"I have to say Liverpool would be wise to dismiss this trophy," writes Andrew Tuohy. "Especially because the senseless club World Cup is due to further burden their scheduling. Has lost to Wolves last season. I see no reason not to repeat the same tactic. "I think Wolves was the FA Cup Andrew, but I accept your point. I believe that Klopp, if he plays a lot of adolescents, does not negatively affect his first XI, even though this might disturb the rhythm of training a bit.
"Although the presence of people like Milner gives the Liverpool an experienced touch At the beginning of XI. With the involvement of Brewster and colleagues, this is definitely a punk selection. "Peter Oh
" With Liverpool's other commitments this season, Klopp has to focus on silverware, "says Brandon Dwonch. "Klopp and Liverpool have a chance to dominate Europe, but first have to conquer England. Klopp will start young people, but when they go down, he brings the big guns. "This bank is not exactly stocked with 'big guns' Brandon, unless you have a very high opinion of Curtis Jones.
Liverpool's Night Captain James Milner spoke to our own Donald McRae this week. Like most football fans around the world, it turns out that he is not a fan of VAR.
Jürgen Klopp has since the victory over Spurs on Sunday Eleven changes were made, including four teens with 18-year-old Neco Williams, who made his debut in the first team. Among the other young puppies, Harvey Elliott will be the youngest player to appear for the club at Anfield at the age of 16 and 209 days, while Rhian Brewster and Sepp Van Den Berg also make their Anfield debut. Joe Gomez, James Milner and midfielders Adam Lallana, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain bring some experience.
For Arsenal, Mesut Özil can only be seen for the third time this season – and for the first time since 24 September. He has not been seen in a matchday squad since his last game against Nottingham Forest, but is one of eleven changes. Unai Emery has selected six players – with the exception of Özil – who could be considered as first-team regulars, including Lucas Torreira, Sead Kolasinac and Ainsley Maitland-Niles. And it's Hector Bellerin, not Özil (as rumored), who leads the team. Well, somebody has to.
Liverpool: Kelleher, Williams, Gomez. Van den Berg, Milner, Lallana, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Elliott, Origi, Brewster. Subtitles: Adrian, Jones, Kane, Larouci, Chirivella, Clarkson, Koumetio.
Arsenal: Martínez, Bellerin, Holding, Mustafa, Kolasinac, Torreira, Willock, Maitland-Niles, Özil, Saka, Martinelli. Subs: Macey, Socrates, Tierney, Guendouzi, Ceballos, Pepe, Lacazette.
Referee: Andre Marriner.
Evening. It's card-on-the-table time – it's hard to predict what might happen in Anfield tonight. That's not a bad thing, because so much modern football is too easy to predict. Two heavily modified teams are expected, with Liverpool likely to face the most inexperienced XI given their Premier League and European commitments and the December Club World Cup. With Unai Emery, pressure on Arsenal remains unbroken, and while he may not want to set up a strong team, he could call a reasonably strong team to achieve a board victory and the prospect of some cutlery across the board Line. Emery is well aware that Arsenal's season is already starting to get turbulent as headlines between Granit Xhaka and Arsenal fans dominate.
Emery needs home games against Crystal Palace after drawing from a response from his Arsenal team, even though the XI players they provide are not regular players. Although Jürgen Klopp has probably the lowest priorities this season, but still the chance to forgive Liverpool's edge players run out and give him an idea who could come in first when he has to turn over the busy celebratory period. One person we should see tonight is Mesut Özil, who is expected to command Arsenal while Xhaka continues to rage. While waiting for team news, try to discover him in David Squire's latest brilliant doodles.
For some reason, the game begins in Anfield at at 7:30 pm GMT . Well, it's a school night and I'm not complaining.