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Liverpool vs Arsenal LIVE: Carabao Cup result, final score and reaction after Granit Xhaka red card

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Follow live reaction after Liverpool were held to a goalless draw by 10-men Arsenal in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final at Anfield.

Liverpool were handed a huge opportunity to take a lead into next week’s return leg at the Emirates after Granit Xhaka’s early red card forced Arsenal to play the majority of the match with 10 men.

The hosts were ultimately left frustrated following a poor attacking performance in the absence of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, and it hands Arsenal the edge as they take home advantage into the return leg next Thursday.

Follow all the latest reaction below:

But Mikel Arteta’s side were deserving of their draw after producing a committed defensive performance that limited Liverpool to few chances.

Xhaka was shown a straight red card on 23 minutes when he brought down Diogo Jota with a high tackle on the edge of the box.

Jota had been released by a long ball over the top and was through on goal when Xhaka took him down.
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