Liverpool vs Arsenal – battle of the second XIs: Who has better depth ahead of Carabao Cup clash?

The incredible, chaotic and goal-filled 5-5 draw between Liverpool and Arsenal in the Carabao Cup last year will live long in the memory… unless it is surpassed tonight. 

Jurgen Klopp‘s side welcome the Gunners back to Anfield in the very same fixture having edged them out on penalties at the same stage of the Carabao Cup last year following a 10-goal thriller. 

Inevitably both managers will make a raft of changes from the 3-1 Liverpool win on Monday in the Premier League and Sportsmail has put the second XIs up against each other to see how they match up.  

Before the comment section erupts, there are a couple caveats here. This selection is intended to be the strongest with all players available, some are currently injured or nearing moves away. 

Those who are regularly in and out of the line-ups for the first team, such as Naby Keita and Ainsley Maitland-Niles are also excluded. 

Jurgen Klopp and Mikel Arteta will make plenty of changes for their second clash this week


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