Liverpool vs Arsenal predicted line ups: Injury hit Reds welcome back key faces while Gunners go all out with strong XI

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Arsene Wenger is expected to bring back the likes of Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker and Mathieu Flamini back into the squad after being rested for the FA Cup clash over the weekend.

However, key forward Alexis Sanchez is likely to miss out as it is feared that this game will come too soon for him to make a return from the hamstring injury that has kept him sidelined since November.

Backup goalkeeper David Ospina will undergo a late fitness test, but Danny Welbeck, Tomas Rosicky and Jack Wilshere are all still out.

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Meanwhile, hosts Liverpool will be boosted by the return of defender Kolo Toure, whose presence will alleviate the injury crisis the club have suffered at the back, and he could be joined by Mamadou Sakho, who will face a late fitness test.

However, Dejan Lovren will likely not make it, but could be fit in time for the meeting with Manchester United at the weekend.

Winger Jordon Ibe could also make an appearance after progressing well from his own injury concerns, but Jordan Henderson, Martin Skrtel and Philippe Coutinho are all still sidelined.

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