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Liverpool take on Brighton at Anfield

Follow all the latest updates as Liverpool take on Southampton at Anfield today in the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp’s Reds bounced back from defeat at West Ham to beat Arsenal 4-0 last time out, and are aiming to keep pace with leaders Chelsea and second-place Man City above them by sinking the Saints.

Southampton’s impressive recent spell of three wins in four came to an end at Norwich in Dean Smith’s first game in charge of the Canaries, and they face a tough job this afternoon to stop the attacking power of the league’s top scorers, Liverpool. Mohamed Salah will be a particular threat having scored 11 goals already this season, while Sadio Mane is second in the charts with seven, and Diogo Jota fifth with five.

Klopp praised Saints coach Ralph Hasenhuttl on Friday, saying his Liverpool side must be “creative” to make the breakthrough. “Ralph is obviously organising a proper team there. They maybe expect not to have majority of possession, they start very often 4-4-2 and can change to five at the back in the game. They are a very well drilled team. We have to be creative to break them down.”

Follow all the action below, live, after the conclusion of Arsenal vs Newcastle.

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Full-time: Arsenal 2 – 0 Newcastle

90+4 mins: There goes the final whistle and Arsenal pick up another three points. They seem to have found a good rhythm under Mikel Arteta especially at home. It’s their fifth win in a row at the Emirates Stadium and they’re now just outside the top four on goal difference.

Newcastle continue to struggle. Another defeat and another game without scoring. They’re 13 games without a win in the Premier League and staring at the drop. They could be as far as eight points away from safety by the end of the weekend.

Arsenal 2 – 0 Newcastle

90+2 mins: Willock drives towards the Arsenal box before playing Murphy in on the right wing. He sends a decent ball into the six-yard box but Wilson is unable to get to it under pressure from White.

Arsenal 2 – 0 Newcastle

90 mins: Another four additional minutes to play. Martinelli is just getting checked out after taking an arm to the face from Lascelles’s challenge.

Arsenal 2 – 0 Newcastle

87 mins: Chance! Tomiyasu fires the ball up the pitch towards Martinelli. He brings the ball under control and drives into the box. Lascelles comes across and shoulders Martinelli off the ball before he can shoot. Tough defending and Martinelli’s feeling that one.

Arsenal 2 – 0 Newcastle

84 mins: Thomas Partey is taken off by Mikel Arteta and gets replaced with Mohamed Elneny.

Lacazette is played into the box but can’t find space to shoot. Lascelles drops to the goalline as Dubravka charges down the Arsenal forward and smothers the ball for Newcastle.

Arsenal 2 – 0 Newcastle

81 mins: Saint-Maximin drives the ball down the left wing before leaving it to Willock. He makes a nice turn on the edge of the box and hits a decent shot at goal but Ramsdale clings onto the ball at the near post.

Arsenal 2 – 0 Newcastle

78 mins: Newcastle haven’t offered much in this half. They’ve had to settle for long ranged efforts from Jonjo Shelvey that keep getting blocked by the Arsenal defenders.

Tavares swings an early cross into the Newcastle box and almost plays in Martinelli but the forward’s first touch is poor and the ball rolls to Dubravka.

Arsenal 2 – 0 Newcastle

75 mins: Aubameyang’s day is done as Mikel Arteta brings on Alexandre Lacazette for the last 15 minutes.

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Arsenal 2 – 0 Newcastle

72 mins: Fabian Schar takes a shot from range and wins a corner after his effort is deflected out of play. Ryan Fraser delivers the set piece into the middle of the box but the ball gets headed out to Miguel Almiron. He gives it to Jonjo Shelvey whose ball back into the danger zone comes out to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and he boots it away.

Liverpool vs Southampton: Line-ups

After the conclusion of this match between Arsenal and Newcastle, we’ll be covering Liverpool’s match against Southampton. Here’s how the two teams line up:

Liverpool XI:

Southampton XI:

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