Date: 20th August 2011 at 1:00am
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With Liverpool only missing Glen Johnson and Steven Gerrard from the squad to travel to Arsenal on Saturday, we have a virtually full strength team to pick from. The lads have had the whole week to train with no distractions of European football or Internationals so we should be more than ready for this game.

Arsenal on the other hand have just lost their captain in Cesc Fabregas who has gone to Barcelona and although Wenger has said that he will play Nasri if need be, the players mind must surely be on his move to Manchester City. But we should not under estimate Arsenal as we have found it hard to win at the Emirates but this is our best chance as they also have injuries and suspensions to key players coupled with them playing in mid-week in the Champions League qualifier.

From our side, not many fans were happy with Dalglish opting to start with Flanagan at right-back ahead of Kelly but I think Kelly will get the start this weekend at right-back as Johnson continues to recover. I see no changes in the rest of the back-line with Carragher partnering Agger and Enrique at left-back.

Midfield is always going to be the point of debate when we speculate starting lineups for Liverpool this season. I will start with the easy choice, Downing will be on the left. On the right we had Henderson last weekend but I would like to see Kuyt come in on the right for Henderson. In the middle of the park, I see Dalglish sticking to Adam and Lucas.

Up-front, Carroll and Suarez should continue their partnership.

So that means: Reina, Kelly, Carragher, Agger, Enrique, Kuyt, Adam, Lucas, Downing, Carroll and Suarez.

What are your predictions?


19 responses to “Who will be in Liverpool’s starting lineup against Arsenal?”

  1. segun victor says:

    me i will prefer caragha agger eric flanagan lucas adams meiless downing kult carrol suarez

    • James Perry says:

      Great team!! Cant wait to see “eric”. Sounds like a good player! It will be even better to see us play with 12 players! What an easy way to sort out this selection dilemma

      • Daniel says:

        Hahahha this comment made me laugh sooo much xD Some people are just thick. Don’t actually have meiless or kult either…. Big names though. Can’t he spell or count? Shocking.

  2. Jonah says:

    We need aquilani in this game

  3. Dude says:

    I’m hoping Kelly plays. Not that I don’t think Flanagan will get over his poor performance last wee but because I think Kelly is much more of a handful for opposing teams with his pace and strength. Also, I think he’s a better defender.

    Kuyt will come in for Henderson. Other than that. It’ll be the same as last week.

  4. Jevon says:

    Thats the team im going for Kelly in for Flanno and Kuyt on for Hendo. Killer team and we should maul a wounded Arsenal.

  5. ann says:

    agree that aquilani should be included.

  6. SUAREZ says:

    Definitely Kuyt in for Henderson. The working class hero is probably the most underrated player in the world right now. Aquilani would be great. Score predictions? I’m saying 2-1 to liverpool

  7. KS says:

    Reina, Kelly, Agger, Carragher, Agger, Enrinque, Kuyt, Lucas, Aquilani, Downing, Meireles, Suarez.
    Carrol too slow for past and move football.

  8. jerry says:

    hw many Agger?? It mustb Adam… 110% Agreed.. Caroll as super sub………

  9. Suarez says:

    Reina, Kelly, Carra, Agger, Enrique, Downing, Adam, Lucas, Sterling, Aquilani, Suarez. Lets spring a suprise. Carrol as sub.

  10. haris ynwa says:

    i would like aquilani to play but don’t know where to fit him.

  11. Barayaarc says:

    Let make it reins kelly carragher agger enrique lucas adam Aquilani suarez n kyurt up 4rnt wit Ds I a sure u dt lfc can make more than ur expectations YNWA

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  14. a says:

    I hope Meireles doesn’t play!!

  15. Lee zergio says:

    I think liverpool won because arsenal is end today isn’t the time of 2003/04 hero aquilani&meireles fifa red my name liban zergio am from somalia Arsenal 0-3 Liverpool bye

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  17. LFChris says:

    I would love Aquilani to make an appearance today. I think I deserve it after all that, “He’s going, he’s not going” crap. Can provide so much creativity.