Liverpool vs Arsenal: times, TV and how to watch online
All the information you need on how and where to watch the Premier League action as Liverpool face Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday 20 November.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said he hates international breaks as he prepares his side to resume their Premier League campaign at home to in-form Arsenal on Saturday.
Klopp has been left stewing for a fortnight after his side's defeat against West Ham United, after which the vast majority of his squad disappeared across the world for national-team duty.
He has several injury doubts for the clash with Arsenal, including England's Jordan Henderson and Scotland's Andy Robertson, who both played in World Cup qualifiers.
"I hate international breaks and it didn't help from an injury point of view," Klopp told reporters on Friday, suggesting his players have had little time to recover since the 3-2 loss at West Ham which ended Liverpool's 25-match unbeaten run in all competitions.
"They have trained through all this because coaches want to have their own targets and then they often think they have to do physical work with the players. No. I don't like it."
Klopp said that he would leave a decision on whether Henderson and Robertson could play until close to the game but said forward Sadio Mane will be available and that Brazilian Fabinho had managed a recovery session after returning.
The West Ham result jolted Liverpool's momentum and Klopp knows that getting back to winning ways will be a challenge against an Arsenal side flying high after a woeful start to the season in which they lost their opening three games.
Since then Arsenal have earned 20 points from a possible 24 and are in fifth place, two points behind Liverpool.
Arteta on Saturday's game
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said his players are fully aware of the challenge of playing at Liverpool with the London club looking to end a nine-year winless streak at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday.
Arsenal were bottom of the table in August after losing their first three league games but Arteta's side have jumped to fifth spot on 20 points after 11 matches, with an unbeaten run of eight games.
The London club, however, have not won a league game at Anfield since 2012, when Arteta was still playing for them.
"It is a test," Arteta told reporters on Friday. "Anfield is a fascinating stadium to play football.
"You have to be at your best and raise your level to the maximum standards emotionally, physically, technically and tactically because if you don't you will get exposed.
"To go to Anfield is always a test. But again if you are able to do that as well, there are not that many grounds as good to feel that you are a proper footballer."
Arteta said his in-form side are keen to maintain their momentum by playing at the "highest level" against Liverpool, who are a spot above them in the table on 22 points.
"Juergen (Klopp) and his staff have managed to bring the club to the best moments in their history and sustained it which is the hardest thing to do," Arteta said of their opponents.
"They have transformed the energy around the place, what they have created in the stadium is something special and they have been extremely successful."
Arteta said that Thomas Partey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be assessed before the match due to injury issues, while Sead Kolasinac (left ankle) and Granit Xhaka (right knee) are still recovering.
What time does Liverpool-Arsenal kick off?
The 2021/22 Premier League clash between Liverpool and Arsenal will be staged at Anfield in Liverpool at 5:30 p.m (local time) on Saturday 20 November 2021
ET: 12:30 a.m. / PT 09:30 a.m.
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Where can I watch Liverpool-Arsenal?
The following television channels and online services will be broadcasting the Premier League action from Anfield:
Liverpool-Arsenal: live AS USA coverage
You’ll also be able to follow live-text coverage from Liverpool right here at AS USA. We'll be building up to the game from about an hour ahead of kick-off, before taking you through the action as it unfolds.