Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will reportedly play against Arsenal this weekend without star midfielders Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson.
The Gunners, who are on an unbeaten streak of 12 matches across all competitions, will host the Reds on Saturday evening.
The Merseysiders are now second on the Premier League table, while Unai Emery side sit fourth with just four points behind joint leaders Man City and Liverpool.
Meanwhile, Klopp’s side will move top if they manage to beat the North London side, who will be vital in their title challenge.
However, the German boss will be without his midfield pair with Keita suffers a hamstring strain, while captain Henderson suffers a tight hamstring.
Speaking last week, Klopp claimed the two would feature against Arsenal, but now with just two days to go, the manager would think twice.
“They are both in a good way but they will not be ready (to face Cardiff),” Klopp said pre-Cardiff.
“That’s pretty much it though – the rest, apart from [Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain and Rhian [Brewster], should be available.”
Arsenal, who beat Blackpool 2-1 in the Carabao Cup clash on Wednesday night, will also host face Sporting in their return match of the Europa League group stage.
On the other hand, Liverpool will take on Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday evening in their Champions League clash following the Reds’ 4-1 victory over the Serbian side at Rajko Mitić Stadium.