Liverpool vs Arsenal team news: Both managers make one change as Theo Walcott is named on the bench

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Brendan Rodgers has made one change from his Liverpool team who won 3-1 at Bournemouth on Wednesday night, bringing in Mamadou Sakho for Dejan Lovren.

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For Arsenal, Arsene Wenger has also made one change from their last match - the 4-1 win over Newcastle last Saturday. Calum Chambers comes in to replace Hector Bellerin after serving his suspension.

Theo Walcott is on the bench as he continues his recovery from a long-term ligament injury.

Liverpool: Jones, Toure, Skrtel, Sakho, Lucas, Henderson, Markovic, Coutinho, Gerrard, Lallana, Sterling.

Subs: Mignolet, Enrique, Lambert, Moreno, Manquillo, Can, Borini.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Chambers, Gibbs, Flamini, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Alexis, Giroud, Welbeck.

Subs: Martinez, Monreal, Coquelin, Maitland-Niles, Campbell, Walcott, Podolski.

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Arsenal 2 (Oxlade-Chamberlain, Podolski) Liverpool 1 (Gerrard), FA Cup, February 2014

Liverpool 5 (Skrtel 2, Sterling 2, Sturridge) Arsenal 1 (Arteta), Premier League, February 2014

Arsenal 2 (Cazorla, Ramsey) Liverpool 0, Premier League, November 2013

STATS…

This fixture has seen the most hat-tricks in Premier League history – Robbie Fowler x2, Peter Crouch, Andrey Arshavin and Thierry Henry were the scorers.

There have been two or more goals in this fixture in the last 23 meetings.

Arsenal have scored in all but one Premier League match this season.

Liverpool are 12 points worse off than they were at the same stage last season.

Liverpool have won just two of the last 14 Premier League meetings against Arsenal.

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