Will it be a London derby in the League Cup Final or a rematch of an early January four-goal draw in the Premier League?
That depends on whether Liverpool or Arsenal win Thursday’s semifinal second leg at the Emirates Stadium, a tie deadlocked following a scoreless draw at Anfield last week.
Chelsea beat Tottenham 3-0 on aggregate to seal their spot in next month’s final at Wembley, and Thomas Tuchel’s latest bid for silverware will run up against Mikel Arteta or Jurgen Klopp.
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And while Liverpool remains alive in the fight for Champions League, Premier League, and FA Cup silverware, a loss to the Reds would send Arsenal out of the 2021-22 season without a trophy unless they shock the world and chase down Man City for the PL crown.
Arsenal vs Liverpool live at Emirates Stadium will boast quite the atmosphere.
Below is everything you need to know for the League Cup action.
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League Cup odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
If Liverpool wins, it’s +105 to the bettor. Arsenal claiming a draw at Anfield pays out +260, barely different than the +250 that would come for a Gunners win.
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League Cup schedule, how to watch live, updates
Dates: 2:45pm ET Thursday
How to watch: On ESPN+
Live updates: Scores via NBCSports.com
Liverpool team news, injuries, lineup
OUT: Mohamed Salah (international duty), Sadio Mane (international duty), Naby Keita (international duty), Thiago Alcantara (hip), Divock Origi (knee) Harvey Elliott (dislocated ankle – MORE), Nathaniel Phillips (head)
🔴 𝐓𝐄𝐀𝐌 𝐍𝐄𝐖𝐒 🟡
Here’s how we line up for our Carabao Cup semi-final second leg with @Arsenal 👊 #ARSLIV
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 20, 2022
Arsenal team news, injuries, lineup
OUT: Sead Kolasinac (ankle), Granit Xhaka (suspended), Mohamed Elneny (Africa Cup of Nations), Nicolas Pepe (Africa Cup of Nations), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (heart lesions), Calum Chambers (knock), Cedric Soares (COVID-19).
🚨 TEAM NEWS!
🇯🇵 Tomiyasu at the back
🇳🇴 Odegaard in midfield
🏴 Smith Rowe returns
Let’s do this 🙌#CarabaoCup pic.twitter.com/qagLvSTJ9n
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) January 20, 2022
Liverpool vs Arsenal prediction
Goals for both? Goals for both, and we think it’ll come down to Aaron Ramsdale versus Alisson Becker in the cruel, cruel world of spot kicks. Liverpool 1-1 Arsenal. Liverpool advances on penalty kicks
League Cup semifinals
First leg: Liverpool 0-0 Arsenal – January 13
Second leg: Arsenal vs Liverpool – January 20
First leg: Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham – January 5
Second leg: Tottenham 0-1 Chelsea – January 12