Last Updated: 30/01/13 9:39pm
Liverpool nearly win it with Suarez after Arsenal give it away again but his shot is palmed away by Szczesny.
Bad tackle by Mertesacker and he goes in the book. There will be four added minutes as Liverpool win a corner.
Suarez then has a chance from the edge of the Arsenal area after being set up by Downing but he shoots over the bar.
Giroud should have won it for Arsenal as some more slick play from the Gunners ends with Podolski crossing to the Frenchman, who gets his feet in a tangle and misses from five yards.
Gerrard gives the ball away and Arsenal look dangerous again. Giroud tries to push the ball around Agger on the edge of the area and then goes to ground but is booked for the dive.
Arsenal turn defence into attack quickly again and Reina has to palm the ball behind after a Giroud shot from the edge of the box. Giroud then heads over from the corner and should have done better.
Deep corner by Downing is cleared and Arsenal break. Liverpool try to get back but Cazorla is the man over on the left and his shot is just wide of the far post.
Mertesacker meets the centre with his head and his attempt is just over the bar and on the roof of the net.
Great cross from the left by Podolski is headed clear well by Johnson. Gerrard breaks for Liverpool and tries to find Suarez but Mertesacker can guide the ball back to his keeper.
Liverpool can barely get a kick at the moment and Walcott tries with his left foot this time from the edge of the area and it flashes just past the upright.
It is all Arsenal and Podolski tries his luck again from the edge of the box but it is just over the bar.
GOAL ARSENAL: Arsenal pressure pays off again as a lovely layoff from Giroud is thrashed home by Walcott with his right foot from 15 yards.
GOAL ARSENAL: Great delivery from the free-kick and Giroud's header is low and to the left of Reina to cut the deficit.
Walcott tries to make something happen and is just getting up to top speed when he is halted by Johnson for an Arsenal free-kick.
Good work on the edge of the Liverpool area between Giroud and Podolski and the latter shoots just wide.
GOAL LIVERPOOL: Henderson takes on the whole Arsenal defence and although he gets the luck of the break off an Arsenal leg, his effort deserves to double the Liverpool lead as he slots into the unguarded net. Awful at the back again from the Gunners.
Sagna attempts to thread a ball into the Liverpoool box but it has too much pace and is straight through to Reina.
Podolski's free-kick hits the wall and then his second effort hits Jamie Carragher with venom in the midriff. No surprise to see the veteran on the ground and he is getting some treatment.
More pressure from Arsenal but Liverpool continue to defend with resolution. Lucas gives away a free-kick just outside his own area as Wilshere tumbles to the ground.
Arsenal sloppy again as they give the ball away and Liverpool break. Sturridge beats a couple of defenders but slips at a vital moment and loses possession.
Neat passing by Arsenal in the Liverpool box and Podolski goes down between two defenders but no penalty.
Henderson challenges for a clearance by Reina but gives away a free-kick just inside the Arsenal half.
It looks lik a handball from Vermaelen in his own area which is appealed by Sturridge and Suarez. It is not spotted and play goes on with Sturridge eventually shooting wide from close range.
Liverpool look danfgerous on the break again and knock the ball around nicely buit Downing's cross is then blocked.
Harry says: 'Good performance in the first half from Liverpool, Suarez is on fire this season. Though I think the final result will be a 1-1 draw.'
Alan P is not happy: 'When is Wenger going see our defence is a shambles. Once again we make schoolboy errors. We gooners are absolutely have had enough of Wengers policies.'
Every cloud and all that as Joe Bullard says: 'Only positive from an arsenal fans perspective so far is that spurs are losing 1-0 to Norwich.'
Andy In Cornwall says: 'As a season ticket holder at the Emirates defending like we do is seriously making me question the return I get for my money.COME ON ARSENAL!!!!'
Liverpool see out the final moments comfortably and the whistle goes as a late cross from Podolski on the left is dealt with.
Lots of pressure from Arsenal but Liverppol break quickly again. Henderson is well forward on the left edge of the Arsenal box and Szczesny is out to meet him as the Liverpoll man tries to chip him. It ends up on the roof of the net.
Good break by Arsenal after Suarez's flick goes astray but the final header by Giroud is straight at Reina for the easy save.
Great delivery from the free-kick by Gerrard but Agger's free header is from an offside position and saved anyway.
Surging run by Aaron Ramsey down the left and he forces a corner for his side under pressure from Andre Wisdom.
Loads of room in the centre of the pitch for Henderson but his pass to try and find Sturridge is horribly overhit and goes behind for a goal-kick.
Liverpool try to carve another opening but Suarez can't get his pass into the Arsenal box past Wilshere.
Good play from Liverpool again. Sturridge finds Henderson in the Arsenal box and he feeds Suarez, who shoots just wide of the target.
Awful clearance by Per Mertesacker this time to Henderson and he finds Suarez in the box. The ball just won't sit for him but he earns a corner. Agger meets the centre with a header and Podolski clears off the line.
Appeal for handball as Walcott tries to cross but no penalty. Cazorla is booked for a foul on Suarez as Liverpool clear and try to break.
Desperate defending by Liverpool. Podolski has space to cross or shoot on the left of the box and chooses the later as he tries to find Giroud. Gerrard clears behind.
Good break down the right by Liverpool but the final pass is shocking and behind for an Arsenal goal-kick.
All action still as Walcott is clear down the right but his cross is far too near Reina, who catches with ease.
More chances for Arsenal as Thomas Vermaelen sees his effort deflected to walcott, who shoots wide. Liverpool then break quickly with Suarez finding Stewart Downing on the left but his cross is way too strong.
Arsenal corner on the right is once more cleared by Liverpool. It is not convincing thouigh and Arsenal threaten again. Giroud shoots and his effort is deflected over for another corner, which Carragher heads clear.
Can the Gunners battle back? From pre-match favourites at 11/10 they are now 5/2 to win, while Walcott is 5/1 favourite to score next.
Good work down the left by Lukas Podolski and his cross finds Olivier Giroud at full pace but the striker fires wide of the target.
Sturridge then almost forces Wojciech Szczesny into an awful error as the keeper dribbles the ball and ASrsenal are almost punished again.
Superb ball through from Suarez finds Sturridge but his right-foot-shot from the edge of the area lacks power and is off target.
Theo Walcott almost has Arsenal level straight away as he latches on to a ball over the top but his shot is saved well by Pepe Reina.
GOAL LIVERPOOL: Bacary Sagna slips on the left and Glen Johnson goes clear and crosses to an unmarked Sturridge. His shot is blocked but Luis Suarez is able to sweep home after a pass from Jordan Henderson.
No joy from the corner as the ball eventually ends up with Daniel Sturridge in the Arsenal box but it bounces off his leg and is behind for a goal-kick.
Steven Gerrard flattens Jack Wilshere just inside the Arsenal half and the whistle goes for a free-kick.
Serj Berelsen has been in touch: 'Writing all the way from sunny California as a long-time Red, my prediction is 1-2 to Liverpool with Sturridge & Suarez on the scoresheet and Walcott with the consolation. Good to see Diaby on the bench instead of starting, as he completely dictated the match in the last fixture at Anfield.'
Dennis Deluce from St Helens says: 'Liverpool will be a different team tonight from last Sunday. Wouldn't be surprised if they put their disappointment behind them and prove their inconsistency by coming away with a draw or dare we say even 3 points.'
Thanks to Liam Ferguson: 'I think this is going to be a close high scoring game, i am going to have a guess at 3-2 to Arsenal tonight.'
'Hi all. Neil from the WIRRAL. Can honestly see agreat game from liverpool tonight.squad must of had a good talking down to.have got to improve.... 3-1 liverpool..gerrard masterclass....'
Dennis from Holland says: 'Suspect an open game with lots of chances. Both teams need the win, draw won't help anyone, so I see alot of goals in this one. 4-3 to the Gooners. The usual suspects Theo, Giroud and Suarez on the scoresheet!'
Here is some news from Sky Bet ahead of the kick-off: 'Arsenal are attracting the majority of the backing at 11/10 with Liverpool the 23/10 outsiders and a draw 5/2. Luis Suarez and Olivier Giroud lead their respective lines and are both price boosted to 6/1 to open the scoring.'
Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Agger, Carragher, Wisdom, Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson, Downing, Suarez, Sturridge. Subs: Jones, Jose Enrique, Allen, Borini, Sterling, Shelvey, Skrtel.
Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Ramsey, Wilshere, Cazorla, Walcott, Podolski, Giroud. Subs: Mannone, Diaby, Koscielny, Rosicky, Andre Santos, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jenkinson.
Billy says: 'Arsenal are team on form and will win 3-1 tonight. Sorry to collegue Dom at work is a Liverpool fan. The teas are on you all day tommorow.'
Thanks to Jake Clark, who says: 'Jake from Surrey ,hope arsenal do win tonight 3-1 Walcott scores 2 and cazorla 1 with Sturrridge for Liverpool Excuse my name Please post this and come on u gunners !!!!!!!' I
Pre-match news:Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers recalls his regulars for tonight's Barclays Premier League clash at Arsenal, making seven changes from the side humiliated at Oldham in the FA Cup on Sunday. Captain Steven Gerrard, who came off the bench in the 3-2 defeat at Boundary Park, goalkeeper Jose Reina and centre-back Jamie Carragher all return to the side. Arsenal have also shuffled their team for the 3-2 cup win at Brighton, with captain Thomas Vermaelen tonight fit again following an ankle problem, while Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere both start with in-form France striker Olivier Giroud leading the attack.
Andy Gilbert in Kidderminsrter says: 'Im a Liverpool fan, Im concerned about Wisdom. Walcott's pace in attack has troubled us in previous matches so containing him will be key.'
David from Guildford says: 'Tough game to call tonight, but I expect a win for my team Arsenal with Walcott & Giroud to score and Arsenal to win 2-1.'
David Loveday is Liverpool fan and he says: 'Tough test for us reds tonight, looking to bounce back from the awful performance at the weekend against Oldham. We are definitely due a win against those teams above us so let's hope we can get the points tonight. Historically we don't get much away to the Gooners but it's probably a good time to play them. I can see Suarez causing them a lot of problems tonight. If we are going to push on for that all illusive fourth place, we need to beat them this evening especially with a trip to the Ethiad up next. Must win. But the same could be said for them too!'
Jon Jaffrey says: 'Hey David. I think that arsenal are going to win this one comfortably, 3-1. Giroud with two and Walcott with the other. Sturridge with the goal for Liverpool. Come on the Arsenal.'
Harvey Moss has it all mapped out: 'I think arsenal will win 2-1.Podolski will score. Then Suarez will score. Then last minute Walcott will win it for the gunners.Come on Arsenal !!!!!!'
David Eales is going for a home win: 'This is Dave from Weymouth I think it will be 3.1 to the gooners theo hatrick.'
Nathan fron Kent asks: 'Good evening any idea if couthino is playing tonight??' I can tell you Nathan that he isn't and the two line-ups will follow shortly.
Hi to Marc Pearce: 'I'm a arsenal fan and think that suarez will be a handful tonight can see arsenal drawing 2-2.'
Good evening to Steve Porter, who says: 'So whose going to turn up from merseyside tonight? Those that care like us supporters or those that played against Oldham? Gunners v the reds has always been a great game throughout history but now, as an avid liverpool fan, the days of watching them even through mortar attacks in Iraq in 2005 seems a waste of time.'