TEAM NEWS: Sahin makes debut for Liverpool against Arsenal

Nuri Sahin is set to make his Liverpool debut in this afternoon’s clash against Arsenal at Anfield.

The midfielder joined on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid at the end of August, with the north London side also heavily linked following the departure of Alex Song to Barcelona.

Sahin replaces Jordan Henderson in the centre of midfielder in six changes from the team who scraped past Hearts in the Europa League.

For Arsenal, third-choice goalkeeper Vito Mannone continues to deputise for the injured pair of Wojciech Szczesny and ?ukasz Fabianski.

Liverpool starting XI: Reina; Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique; Allen, Sahin, Gerrard; Sterling, Borini, Suarez.

Subs: Jones, Carragher, Shelvey, Downing, Henderson, Kelly, Coates.

Arsenal starting XI:  Mannone; Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs; Cazorla, Arteta, Diaby; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Podolski; Giroud.

Subs: Koscielny; Martinez, Santos, Ramsey, Coquelin, Gervinho, Walcott.

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