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Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs Arsenal: No Sturridge, Sterling up front

There’s three changes to the Liverpool side from their last game as they face Arsenal in today’s lunchtime kick off.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the first goal against Southampton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers is without suspended duo Martin Skrtel and Steven Gerrard, so Kolo Toure comes into defence.

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Lucas Leiva comes into midfield, with Raheem Sterling moving up front in place of Daniel Sturridge – who is on the bench after picking up an injury.

There’s no Mario Balotelli in the squad.

The corresponding fixture between the two sides ended in a 2-2 draw at Anfield in December.

Kick off at the Emirates is 12.45pm BST (live on BT Sport in the UK).

Liverpool: Mignolet, Can, Toure, Sakho, Allen, Lucas, Moreno, Henderson, Coutinho, Markovic, Sterling.

Subs: Jones, Johnson, Lovren, Sturridge, Manquillo, Borini, Brannagan.

Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Ramsey, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud.

Subs: Macey, Gibbs, Gabriel, Flamini, Rosicky, Walcott, Welbeck.

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