• Jürgen Klopp’s assistant says team have been written off
  • Sides drew 0-0 at Anfield in first leg Carabao Cup semi-final

Pepijn Lijnders, Liverpool’s assistant manager, has said Jürgen Klopp’s side have the “weapons” to hurt Arsenal and added incentive to reach the Carabao Cup final having felt written off after last week’s semi-final stalemate at Anfield.

Liverpool were unable to capitalise on Granit Xhaka’s 24th-minute dismissal in the first leg and require a first League Cup win away at Arsenal in seven attempts to reach Wembley for the first time since 2016. The aftermath of the first leg, with Liverpool self-critical and Arsenal’s 10 men celebrating in front of their fans, will serve as motivation for Thursday’s return, insists Lijnders.

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